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2 alumni honored by Aviation Week Network

Kate Byrd and Simon Shuham named technology leaders

Alumni Kate Byrd and Simon Shuham

Kate Byrd, S.M. ’19 (electrical engineering) and Simon Shuham, S.B. ’17 (mechanical engineering) were named winners of the Aviation Week Network awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.”

The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of their academic performance, civic contribution, and research or design project. Shuham and Byrd are among 20 individuals honored.

Byrd works as an electrical engineer at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Shuham works as a propulsion engineer at Blue Origin.

Read more in this press release.

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