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MIT staff blogger Matt McGann '00

Watch this! by Matt McGann '00

An MIT blogger alum deservedly gets a moment in the spotlight.

If there were an MIT blogger Hall of Fame, Mollie would definitely be in it. Mollie was a blog legend; her entries are still as relevant today as they were when she wrote them between 2005 and when she graduated with degrees in Biology and Brain & Cognitive Science in 2006. Today, she is a graduate student at Harvard, and is still involved with the MIT community as member of the MIT Cheerleading Team (yes, MIT has a Cheerleading Team). (You may also know Mollie from a popular Internet forum which I will not link to here.)

The folks at PBS’s Nova have been producing a neat (and Emmy-nominated!) series called The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. A now, the producers have shown the good sense to profile Mollie in the latest episode (or, webisode, as it is a web series). Without further ado, meet Mollie:

Mollie is doing some really fascinating, and really important, research work. Would you like to hear the short version of her research?

…and here’s the Mollie-cheerleader origin story:

I’ve saved the best for last. My favorite Mollie video is this one:

Mollie isn’t the only MIT person profiled by “Secret Life.” The other include:

Feel free to use the comments section below to talk directly to or ask questions of Mollie herself!

7 responses to “Watch this!”

  1. Ray Fellix says:

    Interesting post, and looks pretty do-able for a scientist. Just one question. Is it hard to do all those things at the same time?
    I mean to work (or learn, research, any scientific stuff) and have another thing to do?

  2. Laura says:

    Matt, that was my favorite video too! I laughed out loud- I can totally see Mollie announcing her research to the entire orange line. smile

    @Ray: Mollie is a time management ninja. I mean, there are people who are good at time management. And then there are people who are REALLY good at it. And then there’s Mollie.

  3. Rahul says:

    yeah,she was,she is and she will a great blogger.Her lucid way of writing with emotional midas touch and lastly straight forward answers were really awesome.You are really legend on this earth MOLLIE.Finally i thank MATT for blogg.

  4. anon e moose says:

    I didnt know chelsea clinton was an mit cheerleader

  5. Nasser '17 ? says:

    Great blog. MIT students are really amazing.I’m very proud of Mollie’s achievements.

  6. Justin says:

    WOOHOO GO MOLLIE! The last video was amazing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Matt for the wonderful videos.

    It brightened my Sunday Morning!