Trio of Engineers Named Burchard Scholars

Juniors Abra Shen, Ryan Webb and Marina Crowe
Juniors Abra Shen, Ryan Webb and Marina Crowe

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three MIT student-athletes have been selected as Burchard Scholars by the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Juniors Marina Crowe (Wayland, Mass.), Abra Shen (Toronto, Ontario) and Ryan Webb (Cuba, N.Y.) were among the 35 recipients that garnered this honor.

Crowe, a member of the squash team, is a brain and cognitive science major with a minor in applied international studies and a concentration in Spanish. Shen, who is also a brain and cognitive science major and minors in theatre, competes on the rifle team. Webb, a member of the men's heavyweight crew team, is studying aerospace engineering with a minor in music.

The Burchard Scholars – named in honor of the institution's first dean, John Ely Burchard - honors sophomores and juniors who demonstrate academic excellence in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, as well as in science and engineering. This year's honorees major and minor in a range of disciplines, including civil engineering, literature, chemistry, political science, electrical engineering, music, physics, mathematics, biology, media studies and economics.