Phillip Daniel is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Robotics and Control, and a minor in Leadership at MIT. His research focuses on developing a crawling algorithm for robotic limbs that are worn to replace the arms of ground-level workers. He is a Gates Millennium Scholarship Program fellowship recipient, and an Alfred P. Sloan scholar. Phillip received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Religious Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a passionate volunteer and mentor for students from underrepresented minorities through his work in STEM teaching and mentoring programs. Phillip will continue to encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue STEM fields.