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Three Lincoln Laboratory inventions named IEEE Milestones

March 1, 2024

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) designated three historical MIT Lincoln Laboratory technologies as IEEE Milestones. The technologies are the Mode S air traffic control (ATC) radar beacon system, 193-nanometer (nm) photolithography, and the semiconductor laser. The latter recognition is shared by Lincoln Laboratory, General Electric, and IBM. As the world’s largest technical […]

Eight from MIT named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows

February 29, 2024

Eight members of the MIT faculty are among 126 early-career researchers honored with 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Representing the departments of Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Physics, and the MIT Sloan School of Management, the awardees will receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship to advance their research. “Sloan […]

Professor Edward Roberts, management scholar, champion of entrepreneurship, and “MIT icon,” dies at 88

February 29, 2024

Edward B. Roberts ’58, SM ’58, SM ’60, PhD ’62, a visionary management professor who studied entrepreneurship while building a flourishing innovation ecosystem at MIT, died on Tuesday. He was 88 years old. Over a remarkable seven-decade career at the Institute, Roberts was a prolific scholar and mentor who founded what is now the Martin […]

Moving past the Iron Age

February 28, 2024

MIT graduate student Sydney Rose Johnson has never seen the steel mills in central India. She’s never toured the American Midwest’s hulking steel plants or the mini mills dotting the Mississippi River. But in the past year, she’s become more familiar with steel production than she ever imagined. A fourth-year dual degree MBA and PhD […]

Investigating and preserving Quechua

February 28, 2024

Soledad Chango, a native of Ecuador and a graduate student in MIT’s Indigenous Language Initiative, began preparations for her Quechua course with a clear idea about its purpose. “Our language matters,” she says. “It’s worth studying and spreading.” Quechua at MIT, a new two-week introductory class hosted by MIT Global Languages during the Institute’s Independent […]

2023-25 MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence cohort announced

February 23, 2024

The School of Engineering welcomed 13 fellows to the MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence for the 2023-25 academic year. Through the program, they will deepen their training and develop research independence as they explore options for the next phase of their careers. Launched in 2021, the program seeks to discover and develop the […]

Play it again, Spirio

February 21, 2024

Seated at the grand piano in MIT’s Killian Hall last fall, first-year student Jacqueline Wang played through the lively opening of Mozart’s “Sonata in B-flat major, K.333.” When she’d finished, Mi-Eun Kim, pianist and lecturer in MIT’s Music and Theater Arts Section (MTA), asked her to move to the rear of the hall. Kim tapped […]

MIT community members elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2024

February 17, 2024

Two MIT faculty, a principal staff member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and 13 additional alumni are among the 114 new members and 21 international members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Feb. 6. One of the highest professional distinctions for engineers, membership to the NAE is given to individuals who have made […]

A passion for innovation and education

February 15, 2024

Imagine you were planning a trek across Death Valley. Would you be better off setting out on foot with just a bottle of water in your hand, or in a vehicle loaded with supplies and a full tank of gas? That’s one of the metaphors Leon Sandler uses to describe the work of the Deshpande […]

MIT course aids social connection, better relationships, and happiness

February 15, 2024

As part of MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobles’s effort to educate the whole student, MIT’s chaplain to the Institute and associate dean Thea Keith-Lucas, along with colleagues Natalie Hill, a Methodist minister and chaplain, and Sarah Johnson, lead wellness instructor for physical education and wellness, created PE.0539 (Yoga/Emotional Intelligence, Connection, Belonging), a new course for students […]