Bringing the social and ethical responsibilities of computing to the forefront

June 8, 2023

There has been a remarkable surge in the use of algorithms and artificial intelligence to address a wide range of problems and challenges. While their adoption, particularly with the rise of AI, is reshaping nearly every industry sector, discipline, and area of research, such innovations often expose unexpected consequences that involve new norms, new expectations, […]

Meet the tight-knit technical staff who help MIT.nano handle any challenge

June 7, 2023

When MIT.nano opened in 2018 in Building 12, now the Lisa T. Su Building, it became the new home at MIT for suites of nanoscale characterization and fabrication equipment, including those previously housed in Building 39. And when a core team of people moved along with these tools and instruments, MIT.nano also became the repository […]

From labs to the streets, experts work to defuse childhood threats to mental health

June 7, 2023

Threats to lifelong mental health can arise for young children from sources including poverty, abuse or neglect at home, and racism, inequity, and pollution outside their doors, but the hopeful message that a range of experts brought to MIT on May 11 was that amid these many risks, approaches to provide effective protections and remedies […]

First MIT Latinx graduation celebration held

June 7, 2023

With about 200 family members, alumni, faculty, staff, and fellow students looking on, the MIT Latinx Graduate Students Association (LGSA), Latino Cultural Center (LCC), and Latino Alumni of MIT (LAMIT) held the inaugural MIT Latinx Graduation on May 31 at the MIT Media Lab. The celebration acknowledges and honors the achievements of Latinx students graduating from MIT […]

Evolution through example and action

June 6, 2023

“May we breathe life into the values we espouse as a community,” enjoined Senior Associate Dean Blanche Staton at a recent reception to honor MIT Graduate Women of Excellence.  “May we bring our minds, hands, and hearts into our places and spaces, and may we continue to lift up our graduate women and all our […]

New MIT fellowship supports student research on governance innovation with Global South governments

June 5, 2023

This summer, five MIT graduate students will travel to Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, and Cape Verde as part of a new fellowship to explore how governance innovations are making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens in regions of the world that are underrepresented in global innovation and design research.    The students will be embedded within […]

How MIT’s fab labs scaled around the world

June 5, 2023

What do a student tinkerer in Bhutan, a design professional in Nairobi, and an artist in Brazil have in common? They’re part of a global community of makers benefiting from the fab lab network, which provides the space, equipment, and training to make (almost) anything. Today the fab lab network includes more than 2,500 centers […]

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu asks SA+P advanced degree recipients to be forces for good in Boston and beyond

June 2, 2023

Evoking the historic impact that the late urban planners and MIT faculty Tunney Lee and Mel King had on the city, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu challenged the 2023 graduates of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) to remember to put people first throughout their careers. “Everything you sketch, plan, shape, and build — the spaces […]

2023 MIT Commencement: Images from social media

June 2, 2023

The Class of 2023 had much to celebrate this week! We’ve compiled a snapshot of social media posts celebrating the new graduates, their families, their mentors, and others in the MIT community who helped make Commencement a success. MIT commencement speech tomorrow 😬. I’m not promising my graduation hat isn’t gonna fly away 400ft into […]

Mark Rober tells MIT graduates to throw themselves into the unknown

June 1, 2023

At today’s OneMIT Commencement ceremony, Mark Rober — engineer, inventor, and YouTuber — urged MIT’s graduating class to cultivate a sense of optimism and collaboration, and, in our uncertain world, to “pick what you think is the best path and just move forward.” A warm and sunny Killian Court served as the setting for a […]