Events & Blog

Upcoming Events

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

June 12, 2024

We will host a presentation providing an overview of the NSF GRFP at MIT for current and incoming students!

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Grad Student Experience Grants: July Deadline

Grad Student Experience Grants: July Deadline

June 15 - July 15, 2024


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Do you have an idea to improve the graduate student experience or build community? Develop a proposal and request funding from the Graduate Student Experience Grants!

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Recent Blog Posts

The art of balance: A myth or reality?

May 1, 2024

As a graduate student at MIT, the concept of balance is often discussed as something we should strive for. But is it truly achievable? Can we truly balance our academic responsibilities, research projects, and personal lives? As someone who enjoys nature, exercise, traveling, cooking, and other non-research related activities, I was curious to find a […]

Adventures on Amtrak

April 25, 2024

Powered by three hours of sleep and some reheated potstickers (in hindsight, this was truly an omen for how the rest of the day would go), I sprung into action at 5:22 am to make the final preparations for my journey back to Cambridge. Coming from a town in Delaware, I had managed to live […]

Quality of life: The heart of the matter

April 4, 2024

Most of the children showed off a favorite toy. Some brought items that were meaningful to their family or culture. When I got to the front of my kindergarten class, my hands were empty. “My show-and-tell is…me!” I exclaimed as I pulled up my shirt and bared my chest to an audience of shocked five-year-olds […]


Recent News

John Joannopoulos receives 2024-2025 Killian Award

May 15, 2024

John Joannopoulos, an innovator and mentor in the fields of theoretical condensed matter physics and nanophotonics, has been named the recipient of the 2024-2025 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. Joannopoulos is the Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics and director of MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. He has been a member of the […]

The MIT Bike Lab: A place for community, hands-on learning

May 15, 2024

Bianca Champenois SM ’22 learned to ride a bike when she was 5 years old. She can still hear her sister yelling “equal elbows!” as she pushed her off into the street. Although she started young, her love of bikes really materialized when she was in college. Champenois studied mechanical engineering (MechE) at the University […]

3 Questions: Technology roadmapping in teaching and industry

May 14, 2024

Innovation is rarely accidental. Behind every new invention and product, including the device you are using to read this story, is years of research, investment, and planning. Organizations that want to reach these milestones in the fastest and most efficient way possible use technology roadmaps.   Olivier de Weck, the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics and […]