MIT Spotlight: Raspberry Simpson, 2019
From summer research program to PhD dissertation
Peter Dunn, MIT News, 15 February 2019
One of the most important aspects of MIT’s educational mission is preparing students to be effective members of their scientific and technological communities. For Raspberry Simpson, that process began when she was a 17-year-old participant in the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP); it is reaching fruition today as she pursues her doctorate in nuclear science and develops novel diagnostics for inertial confinement fusion and high-energy-density physics experiments at some of the country’s most advanced research facilities.
Having representation from women, especially black women, in the [nuclear science and engineering] department was a huge factor in me wanting to come back.
Raspberry Simpson 'G