Congratulations Class of 2018

During Harvard University's 367th Commencement on May 24, 457 Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students joined the ranks of SEAS alumni, a diverse and dynamic network of academics, scientists, technologists, and professionals that spans the globe. Two hundred eighty-four students received bachelor's degrees, 121 students received master's degrees, and 52 students received Ph.D.s. 

Meet a few of the newest members of the SEAS alumni community.

Kelly Steeves, a mechanical engineering concentrator, stands with friend Pieter Weemaes, an engineering sciences - mechanical and materials sciences concentrator. Steeves will soon begin working at Shell as a mechanical engineer. She said she enjoyed the small, tightknit community at SEAS and the ability to take a variety of different courses at Harvard College. "I'm looking forward to continue learning," she said. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

Computer science concentrators (from left) Zizi Zhang and Emily Wang are looking forward to their future careers. Wang is headed to the Bay Area, where she is excited about the many different opportunities in tech. At SEAS, she enjoyed the opportunity to explore cutting edge technologies, like artificial intelligence. "Having the opportunity to work with some of the most intelligent minds in the world has been humbling and amazing," she said. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

Computer science concentrators Mandela Patrick (left) and Jack Dent receive a few parting words of wisdom from Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science. One of Dent's most meaningful experiences at SEAS was serving as a course assistant for Lewis' course Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (CS 20). Dent will be joining Stripe in San Francisco. He looks forward to applying some of the problem solving skills be learned while conducting research projects in faculty labs at SEAS. "Research is difficult and there is definitely a learning curve, but the opportunity to do that as an undergrad was really special," Dent said. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

Amira Hannon (left), an engineering sciences - environmental science and engineering concentrator, and computer science concentrator Adesola Sanusi are ready for new adventures. Sanusi will soon be working as a product manager at Google. "SEAS has been rewarding and challenging in an academic sense, and my professors have offered great mentorship," she said. "I'm most excited to keep learning and growing in my knowledge of the tech industry." (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

Friends and computer science concentrators Matthew Tesfaul (left) and Milan Ravenell celebrate the successful culmination of their academic journey. Ravenell will be joining Microsoft as a software developer. He is grateful for the problem solving skills he developed at SEAS, which will prove instrumental as he tackles new challenges in a different environment. "I'm excited to be able to work on software that everyone uses, and make a contribution at such a renowned company," he said. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)