Even after enrolling in the engineering program at U of T, Cui couldn’t let go of that fascination and after the first semester of his first year, he switched programs to study the disciplines he loved.
“It was the best decision I ever made,” he says. “Once I made up my mind, I never looked back.”
A member of New College, Cui will be graduating this fall and has already moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study high energy physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“As far back as high school, I dreamt of going to MIT,” he says. “I applied once before and wasn’t accepted. I was very disappointed by that. But four years later, I’ve been accepted and it’s cathartic and kind of surreal.”
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