Alumni

Welcome to Our Alumni Community

As an alumnus or alumna of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), you are a member of a worldwide community of more than 8,000 global leaders in business, government, nonprofits, and academia.

What do SEAS alumni go on to do?

We Want to Hear from You

Have you started a company? Developed an innovative technology? Done something wild and unexpected? The Office of Communications is on the lookout for great alumni stories to share. Contact us.

We encourage alumni to visit campus and speak to students about their experiences. If you are interested, please contact Dean Francis J. Doyle III.

We collaborate with alumni to identify internship opportunities for current SEAS students. If your company is interested in offering a summer internship, please contact Keith Karasek.


Alumni News

  • February 8, 2016

    50 years ago, Jeff Tarr, A.B. ’66, developed first computer dating service

    Computerized courtship has become a pervasive part of contemporary culture, with more than one in five adults now searching for romance using dating websites, according to a Pew Research Center study. The $2 billion online dating business traces its humble beginnings to a Harvard dorm room, where two students came up with the concept that revolutionized dating.

  • December 16, 2015

    SEAS alumnus develops mobile robots that break the bounds of 3D printing

    3D printing is revolutionizing the way objects are created, from plastic toys to ceramic dental crowns. But the seemingly boundless possibilities of 3D printing technology have one major limitation—the printers themselves, which are large, bulky, and stationary.

  • December 4, 2015

    Alumna helps bring electricity to remote regions of Africa

    Barely a month after her graduation from Harvard, Bethany Kanten, S.B. ’15, was sitting on an airplane bound for East Africa. But Kanten, an electrical engineering concentrator, wasn’t headed to a summer internship or a post-graduation vacation; the Utah native was flying to her new home in Tanzania.

  • November 30, 2015

    SEAS alumnus develops a web application that finds rebates for online shoppers

    With the holiday retail frenzy entering high gear, many online shoppers are feeling pretty smug about scoring great deals on the perfect presents. But that smugness quickly dissolves into frustration when a shopper realizes the item they purchased only a few days ago is now on sale for a lower price.

    Karim Atiyeh, A.B. /S.M. ’11 knows that frustrated feeling firsthand.

  • November 12, 2015

    Alumna launches nonprofit to collect unwanted wearable activity trackers and provide them to the underserved

    It’s your birthday. With a rush of excitement, you tear into the first present you can reach. The brightly colored paper falls to the floor to reveal. . .a brand new wearable activity tracker. You have two similar devices buried at the bottom of your sock drawer. What on earth will do you with a third one?