Sidney Vermeulen

Favorite Course 20 subject and why?
20.309-Instrumentation and Measurement for Biological Systems! I really liked learning about signal processing. I found Fournier transform, circuit analogies, and the discussion of noise very interesting. Even though I didn’t get to do the experiment in person, I thought that modeling the yeast response to osmotic shock was super cool.

What will you miss most about being an undergraduate at MIT?
I will miss living in the dorms. It was always fun to bump into someone in the hallway and unexpectedly spend an hour catching up. I met my best friends in the dorms and I will miss not living down the hall from them next year.

Where will you be next year?
I’ll still be in Cambridge area doing my MEng at MIT in computer science.

Who deserves a shout-out?
There are so many people who have helped me get to my point. I want to give a shout out to my family, especially since they helped me have the best off-campus MIT experience possible. I have also been blessed to have had amazing teachers and mentors from preschool all the way through my time at MIT and many of them have been a big part in encouraging my academic pursuits and interests. Finally, I want to thank my friends for putting up with me, and helping me through many psets and long nights.