An Online Defense

As the pandemic and MIT’s response to it rapidly unfolded, doctoral student Jacquie Thomas watched as months of planning went out the window. On April 3 she became one of the first students in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics to defend her thesis on zoom. Here she describes the anti-climatic moment and how you can never prepare for the unknown.

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