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

  • August 14, 2019

    High-flying solutions to multifaceted problems

    Anyone who has ever been on a long, international flight knows that after a few hours in the air, an airplane bathroom can begin to look (and smell) a bit disgusting.

    The odious task of keeping airplane bathrooms clean falls on flight attendants, whose only tool in the battle against bacteria is often a spray bottle of surface cleaner. 

  • August 8, 2019

    Making taxes less taxing for gig workers

    Fifty-seven million Americans, more than one-third of the nation’s workforce, are employed in the gig economy, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    Many who join the rapidly growing throngs of Uber drivers, Instacart shoppers, freelance graphic designers, and dog walkers have two things in common: they are classified as small business owners by the IRS and they have little to no accounting expertise.

  • July 12, 2019

    Drawing scientific insights out of thin air

    Every week, Kathryn McKain receives packages in the mail filled with empty flasks.

  • July 9, 2019

    Building bridges, constructing embassies

    Construction can be a complex undertaking, often involving a delicate balancing act involving subcontractors, materials, schedules, and budgets. But move that construction site to a distant, developing nation where English is not the main language, add a few layers of federal-government red tape, and challenges start stacking up faster than bricks and mortar.

  • June 19, 2019

    This roboticist-turned-educator is helping kids ramp up their science fair game

    While he was a graduate student, Ben Finio was asked to give a lab tour to a group of advanced high school students who were interested in robotics research. He agreed, and looked forward to showcasing the technical aspects of his work.