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Mayan, what else?

Mayan, what else?

Take the time to breathe and do what you like

April 15, 2021 | Grégoire J.

I was tired. My first semester at MIT was tougher than I had expected. I still have vivid memories of that defining evening of November. I was making my way back home with research ideas spinning in my head and started to feel anxious about the three p-sets I had to finish by week’s end. […]

New England-themed reading list

New England-themed reading list

Weathering this Winter with Literary Escapes

March 12, 2021 | Vivienne Z.

First Impressions I grew up in southwestern China and Singapore, two sweltering hot places on Earth. In 2015, when I graduated from a college in Connecticut not too far from here, I decided that never again would I venture back to the New England climate and promptly moved to California. Well, fast forward to 2020, […]

Welcome to the CandE shop

Welcome to the CandE shop

Building an Online Community for MIT Climate and Energy Enthusiasts

December 21, 2020 | Cathy W.

I came to MIT knowing exactly what I wanted to pursue: ensuring reliable, secure, clean, and affordable energy for all. You’d think that it would be easy to find a community of similarly minded peers in MIT’s large climate and energy ecosystem. And in a way, it was. My master’s program, Technology and Policy, has […]

Managing your finances when your spouse can’t work

Managing your finances when your spouse can’t work

Being an F1 and F2 couple living on graduate stipend is challenging but manageable

September 3, 2020 | Aufar K.

“Are you ready for the change in lifestyle?” That is the question that most of our friends asked when they heard about my plan to go back to school. We had a good life back in Jakarta, and we were about to leave all that and live on a budget in one of the most […]

Am I too busy for radio?

Am I too busy for radio?

How my time spent on-air made me a better scientist

August 11, 2020 | Lama A.

The way I see it, a major part of being an “entitled millennial” is our personal conviction that we all have a message to share and a voice to be heard; its primary symptoms are the oversaturated podcast market and the unlimited supply of Instagram influencers. As a new graduate student at MIT with new […]