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IvyWise Live: Engaging in STEM Activities and Projects Virtually
Many extracurricular activities and summer programs still on pause due to COVID-19, and students need to creatively pivot to find innovative ways to identify areas of interest and explore them both in and out of the classroom. Colleges want to build well-rounded classes made up of specialists, and creative activities and independents projects are the best way to build those specialties and stand out in the college admissions process. Join IvyWise college admissions counselor McGreggor, who specializes in STEM and pre-med students, and IvyWise tutor Brian as they share insights on how high school students interested in pursuing STEM degrees in college can explore their passions with creative independent projects, extracurricular activities, summer programs, and research projects. They’ll share real life student profiles and do live brainstorming sessions with attendees, allowing viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered about the best-fit activities for their goals and interests. We will provide all registrants with a link to a recording of the webinar after the event.

Want to have your profile evaluated by McGreggor and Brian? When registering for the event check “yes” on the “Do you wish to participate in the live brainstorming session” question and include information on your interests, current activities, and college admissions goals. We will select a few profiles beforehand to cover in the presentation. Please note that the profiles will be kept anonymous during the presentation.

May 4, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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McGreggor, M.D.
IvyWise College and Med School Admissions Counselor & Former Director of Selection at MIT
McGreggor is a former Director of Selection at MIT, member of the Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, and premedical advisor at MIT. McGreggor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT with a biology degree and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He previously served as the pediatric chief resident at Mass General Hospital in Boston, and is currently a Gastroenterology fellow at Children’s Hospital. At IvyWise, McGreggor uses his first-hand experience working in admissions to help applicants identify and apply to the programs best suited for their needs and goals. McGreggor also works closely with high school students interested in pursuing STEM majors, as well as students applying to highly selective institutions. He also works with high school students interested in applying to pre-med and joint BS/BA-MD programs. He is most proud of his work with younger students, who have gone on to do some amazing research and community service projects.
IvyWise Master Tutor & MIT Graduate
Brian is a math and computer science tutor with extensive experience in providing test prep, academic support, and independent project mentorship to a wide range of students. Brian received two undergraduate degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) and management science. He also conducted extensive research in biomaterials and architecture at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Self Assembly Lab. Brian began his tutoring career teaching basic reading and mathematics to English-as-a-Second-Language students, eventually working to tutor students in more advanced courses including various college mathematics and computer science courses at MIT. Brian enjoys working with students to find real-world applications for problems that make material seem more pertinent to reality and perhaps future careers. Outside of IvyWise, Brian uses his computer science skills working at a high frequency trading firm developing algorithms to trade markets around the world.