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Upcoming Events

ERN: Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

ERN: Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

February 9-11, 2023


Washington, DC

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education.

Grad Student Experience Grants: April Deadline

Grad Student Experience Grants: April Deadline

March 15 - April 15, 2023


Submit online

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

MIT is the Hollywood of academia

January 26, 2023

I always dreamed of doing great things and having a positive impact on the world. In my naivety, I believed that only celebrities have this kind of world-reaching influence. With this dream at the forefront of my mind, in 2018-2019, I pursued a career in acting and screenwriting, motivated by a desire to become a […]

Learning from the magic bean

January 13, 2023

It all started when COVID hit. I had all this newfound time while attending classes on Zoom and found an outlet – specialty coffee. Before I knew it, I had become a full-blown coffee aficionado who knew all about the full coffee production process and cared about flavors in coffee. I found that the best […]

How NOT to be a good TA

January 6, 2023

It was my first ever trip to Cambridge and to the MIT campus and, more importantly, the start of my graduate program in the chemistry department. My fall semester schedule was a balance of courses, lab rotations and my teaching assignment. Needless to say, it was a lot to juggle.  I felt confident that the […]


Recent News

Bilge Yildiz wins Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science

February 1, 2023

Before being awarded the Koç University Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science in her native Turkey, Bilge Yildiz was nervous. But it wasn’t standing in front of an audience of hundreds that stressed the Breene M. Kerr Professor in the departments of Nuclear Science and Engineering and of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). It wasn’t […]

Six with ties to MIT honored as 2022 ACM Fellows

January 31, 2023

On Jan. 18, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced its 2022 fellows, those it recognizes “for significant contributions in areas including cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and recommender systems among many other areas.” Included in the crop of new fellows were six distinguished scientists with ties to MIT. Constantinos Daskalakis, the Armen Avanessians (1982) […]

Blue-sky thinking and the next 150-year chair

January 31, 2023

A major aspect of sustainability — a core component in many MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) courses — is considering the future effect of any given business practice or product. Sustainability was top-of-mind for Skylar Tibbits, associate professor of design research and director of MIT’s design major and minor programs, and Jeremy Carmine […]