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OSSTP Graduate School Results Are in – 100% Stanford and MIT Acceptance Rate!

Feb 26, 2023

Three seniors who applied to graduate school have received acceptance from the top programs in the country!

The Olin Satellite + Spectrum Technology & Policy (OSSTP) Group is thrilled to share that our three graduating seniors who applied to graduate school have received acceptance from the top programs in the country! That means a 100% Stanford acceptance rate since our Group’s founding, and 100% MIT acceptance this year! Our students also received acceptance from CU Boulder, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, and others! 

We are beyond proud of them, and are looking forward to seeing where they ultimately end up pursuing research. Here’s more information about each of their stories. 

Celvi Lisy was a founding member of OSSTP, who joined the lab her freshman year, and now serves as OSSTP Lab Manager. She has also served as the Structures Lead for the SWARM-EX CubeSat mission and worked on many other projects in the lab including the Antenna Control Unit, UHF ground station, and Smallsat radiation research. She is currently conducting research on the benefits and risks of on-orbit servicing technology to defense stakeholders in conjunction with space sustainability startup, Astroscale.  Celvi has a passion for space sustainability and space policy and has been admitted to PhD programs at MIT, Stanford, CU Boulder, and Cornell.

Braden Oh joined OSSTP sophomore year and has served as a systems engineer for the SWARM-EX CubeSat mission and as a satellite interference analyst.  On SWARM-EX, he worked to harden the spacecraft against radiation effects through a year-long collaboration with NASA that created the first formal method for estimating single event effect rates on SmallSat missions. He also founded Olin’s Plasma Engineering & Electric Propulsion (PEEP) Lab where he led the first undergraduate team ever to design and fire a Hall effect thruster and published a comprehensive entry-level resource to increase access to the field.  He has a passion for human spaceflight and has been admitted as a Ph.D. candidate to MIT, Georgia Tech, and the University of Michigan where he hopes to develop the first generation of high-power ion engines capable of carrying humans to Mars!

Gati Aher joined OSSTP her junior year, initially working on understanding and evaluating 5G spectrum auction mechanics (Auction 107). Within OSSTP, she also led work to automate the process of scraping tabular and language form satellite filing information from the International Bureau Filing System website. Following her interests in automation and evaluation, Gati applied to graduate school programs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and tools for supporting knowledge discovery. She was accepted into Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago.

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