Benjamin Ofori-Okai's Personal Story (2018)

Benjamin Ofori-Okai SM '13, PhD '16 (Chemistry) describes his realization that his love of problem-solving in math class could have an application in chemistry research. He urges anyone intimidated by science to give it another shot because it can be a lot of fun.

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Behind the Scenes at MIT

Behind the Scenes at MIT is a collection of short videos that feature MIT researchers explaining how a textbook chemistry topic is essential to their research and to an inspiring real-world application. A set of accompanying personal videos, one for each scientist featured, illustrates the journeys to becoming a scientist. These videos are intended to help motivate students to learn chemistry, inspire students to tackle important scientific problems in their future careers, and expose students to the many faces of chemistry. 

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Career: MathematicsScience
Object: Video
Collection: Africa(n), Recruitment, Rising Voices 1995-Present, STEM Education, Students