An MIT education famously encourages the melding of mind and hand—fostering a community of creators with the confidence and know-how to make whatever they can imagine. Not surprisingly, many student makers become alumni makers who channel their love of building and tinkering into their careers, their hobbies, and sometimes both.
Here are portraits of four of them.
Wayne Seltzer ’81, SM ’82
Course 6: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
After retiring a few years ago from a career in product management for companies including Oracle and Sun Microsystems, Seltzer became the technologist in residence at the University of Colorado ATLAS Institute, which is devoted to “radical creativity and invention.” During the covid-19 pandemic, Seltzer has missed his visits to the university’s BTU (“Blow Things Up”) Lab, as well as the…