The budding engineer is exactly the "kind of student we want at places like MIT," said astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.
Budding engineer Ahmed Mohamed has called the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) his “dream school.”
Well, Ahmed, it seems the positive feelings are mutual.
During an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Wednesday, the 14-year-old, who was arrested in his Texas high school earlier this week for bringing in a homemade clock, was introduced to a surprise guest: MIT astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.
The scientist, who works in the university's top-ranked Department of Physics and the California-based Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, told Ahmed that he was exactly the “kind of student we want at places like MIT and Harvard.”