Nineteen undergraduate Chemistry Majors were awarded their degrees on Friday, May 27, 2022.
On Friday, May 27, 2022, a lovely spring day, the first in-person Commencement Exercises in three years were held at Killian Court. Nineteen chemistry majors were among the 1,099 students who were awarded their undergraduate degrees.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78, PhD ’81, director-general of the World Trade Organization, delivered the Commencement address, stressing the global need for science-informed policy to address problems of climate change, pandemics, international security, and wealth disparities. She told the graduates: “In these uncertain times, in this complex world in which you are entering, you need not be so daunted, if you can search for the opportunities hidden in challenges.” She urged them to go “into the world to embrace the opportunities to serve.”
Following the ceremony, the newly graduated Class of 2022 and their guests were welcomed to a reception in the lobby of Building 18.
The Department is immensely proud of the graduates, and all they have accomplished during their time at MIT.