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My adventures with MIT Sailing!

February 7, 2023

I was always drawn to bodies of water like rivers and seas. I had visions of sailing on boats and riding on ferries, but I never imagined that I would learn how to sail myself! When I first arrived at MIT, I heard about the MIT Sailing program, but an obstacle stood in my way: […]

Tax workshop: Resident students/scholars and US citizens

Tax workshop: Resident students/scholars and US citizens

February 6, 2023

Presented by MIT. No registration required; Zoom link available. The Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF) sponsors Individual Tax Workshops for MIT students and scholars typically in February and March. The purpose of these workshops is to provide general guidance to students and scholars on the process of filing U.S. and MA tax returns. The […]

Tax workshop: Nonresident scholars

Tax workshop: Nonresident scholars

February 6, 2023

Presented by Sprintax. Register. The Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF) sponsors Individual Tax Workshops for MIT students and scholars typically in February and March. The purpose of these workshops is to provide general guidance to students and scholars on the process of filing U.S. and MA tax returns. The workshops are not intended to […]

Tax workshop: Nonresident students

Tax workshop: Nonresident students

February 6, 2023

Presented by Sprintax. No registration required; Zoom link available. The Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF) sponsors Individual Tax Workshops for MIT students and scholars typically in February and March. The purpose of these workshops is to provide general guidance to students and scholars on the process of filing U.S. and MA tax returns. The […]

Introduction to Investing Part 3: Tools for Investing; Online Demo

Introduction to Investing Part 3: Tools for Investing; Online Demo

February 6, 2023

Emily Freund, Fidelity Investments. Emily Freund, Fidelity Investments, will return for the final part of our series to discuss choosing investment vehicles and offer tips for fund selection. We will also introduce some more advanced investing topics such as options trading and factor-based investing.

Introduction to Investing Part 2: Principles of Investing and Managing a Portfolio

Introduction to Investing Part 2: Principles of Investing and Managing a Portfolio

February 6, 2023

Emily Freund, Fidelity Investments. A slightly more advanced discussion that will build on the knowledge offered in Part 1. Emily Freund, Fidelity Investments, will discuss asset allocation, asset location, and understanding the market and economic business cycle.

Introduction to Investing Part 1: “Five Money Musts”

Introduction to Investing Part 1: “Five Money Musts”

February 6, 2023

Emily Freund, Fidelity Investments. A discussion of getting your finances to the point where you can begin thinking about investing as a vehicle for your money. Topics covered will include taking on debt vs. savings, the basics of asset classes (i.e., stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, digital assets, etc.), financial independence, and different types of […]

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 […]

Making computer science research more accessible in India

January 30, 2023

Imagine that you are teaching a technical subject to children in a small village. They are eager to learn, but you face a problem: There are few resources to educate them in their mother tongue. This is a common experience in India, where the quality of textbooks written in many local languages pales in comparison […]

Startups led by MIT mechanical engineers offer health care solutions

January 27, 2023

Health care has always been ripe for innovation. Whether it’s increasing safety in operating rooms, developing systems to reduce patient wait times, or improving drug delivery, there are endless opportunities to improve the efficacy and efficiency of health care. The Covid-19 pandemic made the need for these solutions all the more pressing. “There were a […]

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 […]

Remembering Mary Morrissey, whose service to MIT spanned 45 years

January 25, 2023

Mary Louise Morrissey, whose career at MIT spanned 45 years, including her service as director of the Information and Special Events Center, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17 at the age of 95. Morrissey joined the MIT community in 1950, working in the Registrar’s Office. At the time, all student transcripts were handwritten in India […]

Matthew Notowidigdo appointed co-scientific director of J-PAL North America

January 24, 2023

J-PAL North America has announced that Matthew “Matt” Notowidigdo ’03, MEng ’04, PhD ’10, professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is joining Amy Finkelstein as co-scientific director of the organization, replacing Lawrence “Larry” Katz.  Katz is stepping down after nearly 10 years of supporting the growth and development of […]

Sensing with purpose

January 24, 2023

Fadel Adib never expected that science would get him into the White House, but in August 2015 the MIT graduate student found himself demonstrating his research to the president of the United States. Adib, fellow grad student Zachary Kabelac, and their advisor, Dina Katabi, showcased a wireless device that uses Wi-Fi signals to track an […]

Leslie Regan: A legacy of care and compassion for generations of graduate alumni

January 19, 2023

If you mention Leslie Regan’s name to any alum of MIT’s mechanical engineering graduate program, their face will break into a smile. For nearly five decades, Regan’s kind, caring presence was a mainstay for thousands of mechanical engineering students. Now, after 47 years, Regan can reflect back on an impactful journey as she begins her […]

MIT welcomes 2022 Presidential Fellows cohort

January 19, 2023

MIT welcomed 137 Presidential Fellows this year, spanning 24 departments across MIT. In this cohort, EECS was most represented with 29 Fellows, closely followed by Biological Engineering with 10 Fellows and Mathematics with 9. On November 10, the Fellows were celebrated at the annual Presidential Fellows Reception, hosted by Ian Waitz, where they were recognized […]

Angelika Amon

Angelika Amon

January 19, 2023

The late MIT Professor Angelika Amon, renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of how chromosomes are regulated and partitioned during cell division, was also beloved among the MIT community for her kind and supportive mentorship of students. An engaged and valued member of the MIT community, Amon passed away in late 2020 after […]

A global lab for teaching and practicing synthetic biology

January 18, 2023

How do you keep a hands-on synthetic biology lab class going during a pandemic? As a unique team of MIT and Harvard Medical School faculty, teaching assistants, and students describe in a new paper in Nature Biotechnology, the answer involves robots and teaching assistants working together in the lab, a new way of designing experiments, […]

Preparing to be prepared

January 18, 2023

The Kobe earthquake of 1995 devastated one of Japan’s major cities, leaving over 6,000 people dead while destroying or making unusable hundreds of thousands of structures. It toppled elevated freeway segments, wrecked mass transit systems, and damaged the city’s port capacity. “It was a shock to a highly engineered, urban city to have undergone that […]

Karenna Groff ’22 Named NCAA Woman of the Year

January 17, 2023

MIT graduate student Karenna Groff ’22 of Weston, Massachusetts, a member of the MIT women’s soccer team, was named the NCAA 2022 Woman of the Year at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The most prestigious honor awarded annually by the NCAA to a female student-athlete, Groff is the second MIT student-athlete to win the […]

Compassion in the details

January 17, 2023

The late MIT Professor Angelika Amon, renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of how chromosomes are regulated and partitioned during cell division, was also beloved among the MIT community for her kind and supportive mentorship of students. An engaged and valued member of the MIT community, Amon passed away in late 2020 after […]

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 […]

3 Questions: What to expect from respiratory illnesses, including Covid-19, this winter

January 13, 2023

Levels of respiratory illness are rising in the Boston area and elsewhere. Here, MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis provides recommendations for keeping yourself and others healthy during the winter months. Q: Rates of Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses are back on the rise. Should I be concerned? A: While everyone should take additional precautions, people […]

2022-23 Takeda Fellows: Leveraging AI to positively impact human health

January 12, 2023

The MIT-Takeda Program, a collaboration between MIT’s School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company, fuels the development and application of artificial intelligence capabilities to benefit human health and drug development. Part of the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health, the program coalesces disparate disciplines, merges theory and practical implementation, combines algorithm and […]

Program teaches US Air Force personnel the fundamentals of AI

January 11, 2023

A new academic program developed at MIT aims to teach U.S. Air and Space Forces personnel to understand and utilize artificial intelligence technologies. In a recent peer-reviewed study, the program researchers found that this approach was effective and well-received by employees with diverse backgrounds and professional roles. The project, which was funded by the Department […]

Graduate Families Administrator

Graduate Families Administrator

January 9, 2023

We can help you access family supports for all things policy and programming related. We are currently searching for our next Graduate Families Administrator; in the meantime, our staff is here to support you and your family unit spouse, partner and or children.

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 […]

MIT community in 2022: A year in review

December 23, 2022

In 2022, MIT returned to a bit of normalcy after the challenge of Covid-19 began to subside. The Institute prepared to bid farewell to its president and later announced his successor; announced five flagship projects in a new competition aimed at tackling climate’s greatest challenges; made new commitments toward ensuring support for diverse voices; and […]

Writer’s block? Experiencing isolation as a researcher or writer? WTO has got you covered!

December 22, 2022

In 2019, I was in my second year of PhD when my PhD advisor told me that we had all the results we needed to write up a journal article related to my very first research project. After our meeting that day, I was so excited for two reasons: first, because this was my first […]

Manufacturing a cleaner future

December 22, 2022

Manufacturing had a big summer. The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law in August, represents a massive investment in U.S. domestic manufacturing. The act aims to drastically expand the U.S. semiconductor industry, strengthen supply chains, and invest in R&D for new technological breakthroughs. According to John Hart, professor of mechanical engineering and director of […]

White House names Daniel Hastings to space advisory group

December 22, 2022

United States Vice President Kamala Harris, the chair of the National Space Council (NSpC), has named MIT Professor Daniel Hastings to serve on the NSpC Users Advisory Group (UAG). Hastings, who is the associate dean of engineering for diversity, equity, and inclusion; head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and the Cecil and Ida […]

Reimagining a curriculum for tomorrow’s engineers at the University of the Andes

December 21, 2022

Nestled in the foothills of Bogotá, the University of the Andes (Uniandes) draws students across Colombia who are looking to study engineering. Today, those graduates are better equipped than ever, thanks to a comprehensive redesign of the university’s undergraduate engineering curriculum, inspired in part by its relationship with MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab […]

MIT community members win 2023 IEEE medals and awards

December 20, 2022

The IEEE recently announced the annual winners of their 2023 prestigious medals and technical awards, and a number of MIT faculty and alumni have been honored. Rodney Brooks, Panasonic Professor of Robotics Emeritus of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was awarded the IEEE Founders Medal “for leadership in research and commercialization of […]

Online Info Session: System Design and Management

December 20, 2022

Join the department of System Design and Management (SDM) on Thursday, January 19, 2023 to learn about our master’s degree in engineering and management! Program staff, including SDM Executive Director Joan Rubin, will explain the application process and go over our curriculum that offers courses in MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. We’ll also […]