Letter from the 2013-2014 MIT Quest Liaison
Welcome to the MIT Quest Scholars Network page!
My name is Riana Lo Bu and I am a rising sophomore studying Biomechanical Engineering. MIT is where your pure imagination becomes reality. It’s where rocket science becomes a tangible idea, where world-changing research becomes a possibility, where boundaries and limits are made to be broken. But MIT does not spoon-feed any of this to you – in fact, it breaks you and shapes you and breaks you again until you are ready to face the real world. Although the institution itself may be awe-inspiring, what truly makes it amazing is the people. The intelligence, drive, compassion, talents, and dreams of students and faculty here are what make MIT unique.
The Quest Scholar chapter at MIT is made up of those inspiring students – not only are we making the most of our education, but we have also paved our own paths to get here. We do not believe in boundaries and we have faith that anything is possible as long as you put your mind and effort into it. Our commitments on campus, in class, or in lab, are all examples of this. From international development organizations, alternative energy clubs, newspapers, dance, community service groups, to cutting-edge research, there will be Quest Scholars involved. Of course, there are only twenty-four hours in a day, and we are only human. When we’re not trying to change the world, we definitely like to relax. From scouring the campus for food events like Quest Scholar study breaks to laughing and philosophizing, our favorite pastimes together are endless. Although MIT is not an easy place, it is a life-changing one. It will force you to re-evaluate and redefine who you are, but the person that comes out in the end will be stronger and more resilient than you would have ever imagined. We do not fear but embrace this as a quest to shape who we are and how each and every one of us will make a difference. MIT is an amazing place and one day, I hope it is one that you will choose to experience as well. Feel free to contact me if you any questions!
Your fellow Questie,
Riana Lo Bu , MIT '16
Riana Lo Bu, '16
Quynh Nguyen, '15
Jemale Lockett, '14
Nancy Lu, '16