The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is home to some of history’s brightest scientific minds. In this blog, we take a look at some of MIT’s famous alumni.
Buzz Aldrin – The famous astronaut who was part of the Apollo 11 mission, being among the first humans to land on the moon (Doctorate in Astronautics, 1963).
Ilene S. Gordon – CEO of Ingredion (Mathematics, 1975).
Richard Feynman – Physicist, The Manhattan Project (Bachelor of Science, 1939).
Shirley Ann Jackson – Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Doctorate in Nuclear Physics, 1973).
Robin Chase – Co-founder of Zipcar (Management, 1986).
Kofi Annan – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (Management, 1972).
Katherine McCormick – Suffragist, Philanthropist (Bachelors of Science, Biology, 1904).
Michael J. Massimino – NASA Astronaut (Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering & Technology and Public Policy, 1988).
Andrea Wong – President of Sony (Electrical Engineering, 1988).
Ben Bernanke – Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve (Ph.D in Economics, 1979).
Salman Khan – Founder of Khan Academy (Math and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, 1988).
Ivan Getting – Developed the GPS (Physics, 1933).
John Potter – Former Postmaster General (Management, 1995).
John W. Thompson – Chairman of Microsoft (Management, 1983).
Drew Houston – Co-founder of Dropbox (Computer Science, 2005).
Alfred P. Sloan – President & CEO of General Motors (Electrical Engineering, 1895).