Class of 2016
Senior Margaret Guo doesn’t just study electrical engineering, computer science, and biological engineering, she also finds time to conduct research, swim competitively, and encourage more women to pursue careers in science and engineering.
As the president of MIT’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, Guo develops initiatives to increase the representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), both inside and outside of MIT. Under Guo’s leadership, SWE’s membership increased by 15%, and the club has inspired younger girls to take an interest through outreach initiatives and community-wide events that promote gender equality within STEM.
Guo currently has two patents pending, both of which focus on using algorithms to improve the quality of patient care. The patents come as result of research on campus under two MIT professors, as well as work completed during an internship at medical technology company Medtronic last summer.
Post-grad, she hopes to become a physician-scientist, helping to solve critical healthcare problems through a combination of patient care, clinical research, and entrepreneurial ventures.