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Graduate orientation updates

Graduate orientation updates

April 11, 2024

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is excited to share more information about the new, centralized graduate student orientation program in August 2024. We aim to provide incoming graduate students with a focused and comprehensive introduction to their academic journey at MIT. Key changes Highlights of the Orientation schedule GSC’s continued involvementWhile the Graduate Student […]

A crossroads for computing at MIT

April 11, 2024

On Vassar Street, in the heart of MIT’s campus, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing recently opened the doors to its new headquarters in Building 45. The building’s central location and welcoming design will help form a new cluster of connectivity at MIT and enable the space to have a multifaceted role.  “The […]

Growing our donated organ supply

April 11, 2024

For those in need of one, an organ transplant is a matter of life and death. Every year, the medical procedure gives thousands of people with advanced or end-stage diseases extended life. This “second chance” is heavily dependent on the availability, compatibility, and proximity of a precious resource that can’t be simply bought, grown, or […]

QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 11 subjects for 2024

April 10, 2024

QS World University Rankings has placed MIT in the No. 1 spot in 11 subject areas for 2024, the organization announced today. The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Computer Science and Information Systems; Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; […]

MIT community members gather on campus to witness 93 percent totality

April 8, 2024

The stars and other celestial objects truly aligned on MIT’s campus Monday. After a weekend of rain, the community was treated to clear skies and high temperatures to view the only partial eclipse for the next 20 years. Community members took in the interstellar anomaly in gatherings large and small. Although many traveled north to […]

For Julie Greenberg, a career of research, mentoring, and advocacy

April 5, 2024

For Julie E. Greenberg SM ’89, PhD ’94, what began with a middle-of-the-night phone call from overseas became a gratifying career of study, research, mentoring, advocacy, and guiding of the office of a unique program with a mission to educate the next generation of clinician-scientists and engineers. In 1987, Greenberg was a computer engineering graduate […]

Quality of life: The heart of the matter

April 4, 2024

Most of the children showed off a favorite toy. Some brought items that were meaningful to their family or culture. When I got to the front of my kindergarten class, my hands were empty. “My show-and-tell is…me!” I exclaimed as I pulled up my shirt and bared my chest to an audience of shocked five-year-olds […]

MIT economics to launch new predoctoral fellowship program

April 2, 2024

The MIT Department of Economics is launching a new program this year that will pair faculty with predoctoral fellows. “MIT economics right now is historically strong,” says Jon Gruber, the Ford Professor of Economics and department head of MIT economics. “To remain in that position involves having the resources to stay on the cutting edge […]

Programming functional fabrics

April 2, 2024

Encouraged by her family, Lavender Tessmer explored various creative pursuits from a young age, particularly textiles, including knitting and crocheting. When she came to MIT, she figured that working with textiles would remain just a hobby; she never expected them to become integral to her career path. However, when she interviewed for a research assistant […]

2024 ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists

2024 ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists

March 29, 2024

For over 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) – recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award – has been the go-to conference for historically excluded community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As ABRCMS has continued to grow and evolve, it has also become a […]

2024 SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

2024 SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

March 29, 2024

With over 10,000 attendees expected, the SHPE National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM every year!

2024 SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

2024 SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

March 29, 2024

The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, SACNAS’ premier conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.

2024 Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

2024 Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

March 29, 2024

WE24 is poised to be the premier global conference for women in the fields of engineering and technology. It aims to unite a wide array of female engineers, those aspiring to join the field, and supporters from around the world. The conference will feature sessions designed to inspire, showcase technological innovations, and provide valuable networking […]

2024 American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

2024 American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

March 29, 2024

The AISES National Conference has become the premier event for Indigenous STEM professionals and students, attracting over 2,500 members and attendees from the U.S. and Canada, and as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

March 27, 2024

We will host a presentation providing an overview of the NSF GRFP at MIT for current and incoming students!

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

NSF GRFP Presentation – Current and Incoming Fellows

March 27, 2024

We will host a presentation providing an overview of the NSF GRFP at MIT for current and incoming students!

New software enables blind and low-vision users to create interactive, accessible charts

March 27, 2024

A growing number of tools enable users to make online data representations, like charts, that are accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. However, most tools require an existing visual chart that can then be converted into an accessible format. This creates barriers that prevent blind and low-vision users from building their […]

Q&A: How refusal can be an act of design

March 25, 2024

This month in the ACM Journal on Responsible Computing, MIT graduate student Jonathan Zong SM ’20 and co-author J. Nathan Matias SM ’13, PhD ’17 of the Cornell Citizens and Technology Lab examine how the notion of refusal can open new avenues in the field of data ethics. In their open-access report, “Data Refusal From Below: A Framework […]

Students explore career opportunities in semiconductors

March 22, 2024

“I want to tell you that you don’t have to be just one thing,” said Katie Eckermann ’03, MEng ’04, director of business development at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) at a networking event for students considering careers in hard technologies. “There is a huge wealth of different jobs and roles within the semiconductor industry.” Eckermann […]

2024 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

2024 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

March 21, 2024

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master’s candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students […]

National Organization of Minority Architects

National Organization of Minority Architects

March 21, 2024

The Annual NOMA Conference and Expo is an excellent way to connect with colleagues and friends around the world, allowing one to network with architects, allied professionals, emerging professionals, and students. Overall it allows these opportunities to happen while also providing an educational experience.

Understanding the impacts of mining on local environments and communities

March 21, 2024

Hydrosocial displacement refers to the idea that resolving water conflict in one area can shift the conflict to a different area. The concept was coined by Scott Odell, a visiting researcher in MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI). As part of ESI’s Program on Mining and the Circular Economy, Odell researches the impacts of extractive industries […]

2024 GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference 

2024 GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference 

March 21, 2024

The GEM Annual Conference provides a wealth of resources for everyone – Networking opportunities, career options and coaching, information on innovations and advancements in STEM, and the many benefits of being a part of the GEM Family. The Annual Conference embodies all aspects of scientific excellence! You’ll find vetted and proven applied scientists and engineers, […]

Tapia Conference: Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Tapia Conference: Celebration of Diversity in Computing

March 21, 2024

The CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing. The goal of the Tapia Conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:

AI generates high-quality images 30 times faster in a single step

March 21, 2024

In our current age of artificial intelligence, computers can generate their own “art” by way of diffusion models, iteratively adding structure to a noisy initial state until a clear image or video emerges. Diffusion models have suddenly grabbed a seat at everyone’s table: Enter a few words and experience instantaneous, dopamine-spiking dreamscapes at the intersection […]

Accounting for academic and employment effort

March 20, 2024

Content last updated March 4, 2024 Policies for student academic and employment accounting Purpose: The Committee on Graduate Programs (CGP) established these policies for academic and employment accounting aim to create a common understanding of the expected time commitment for academic requirements and employment obligations of graduate students through a system that accounts for academic […]

Creative collisions: Crossing the art-science divide

March 19, 2024

MIT has a rich history of productive collaboration between the arts and the sciences, anchored by the conviction that these two conventionally opposed ways of thinking can form a deeply generative symbiosis that serves to advance and humanize new technologies.  This ethos was made tangible when the Bauhaus artist and educator György Kepes established the […]

Heidy [HEY-dee] Gonzalez

Heidy [HEY-dee] Gonzalez

March 19, 2024

Fully remote I can provide support for graduate students with academic and/or personal issues impacting their time at MIT. I can also help connect students to helpful resources at MIT. A fun fact about me: I am a trained massage therapist.

Christine Fecenko Murphy

Christine Fecenko Murphy

March 18, 2024

Monday: 3-107Tuesday: 3-107Wednesday: RemoteThursday: 3-107Friday: Remote I can help you with questions or concerns around the collective bargaining agreement, questions around teaching and research appointments, troubleshooting issues with advisers and course instructors, and questions or concerns around the grievance process. My family (my husband and three kids) enjoys celebrating holidays by running 5ks in holiday-themed […]

Making the clean energy transition work for everyone

March 15, 2024

The clean energy transition is already underway, but how do we make sure it happens in a manner that is affordable, sustainable, and fair for everyone? That was the overarching question at this year’s MIT Energy Conference, which took place March 11 and 12 in Boston and was titled “Short and Long: A Balanced Approach […]

Nominate grad students & faculty for the GSC Institute Awards

March 14, 2024

Overview Every year the GSC gives out four Institute Awards, to be presented at the Institute Awards Convocation. The awards are: Nomination of students and faculty for these awards offer a unique opportunity to honor these individuals for their invaluable contributions to graduate students and to thank them for their efforts. A complete nomination requires […]

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Iftar and Dates

March 13, 2024

My stomach grumbled loudly. I had 1 hour and 33 minutes left until I could eat, and yes I was counting down the seconds. Though this was day 5 out of 30, I hadn’t adjusted yet to my new eating schedule, so getting through classes without breakfast or lunch was mildly difficult. The afternoon had […]

2024 National Society of Black Engineers’ 50th Annual Convention(ERN)

2024 National Society of Black Engineers’ 50th Annual Convention(ERN)

March 7, 2024

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.

2024 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

2024 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

March 7, 2024

The conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) Programs and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM (EES) within the Directorate for STEM Education (EDU). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded […]

Is this the future of fashion?

March 7, 2024

Until recently, bespoke tailoring — clothing made to a customer’s individual specifications — was the only way to have garments that provided the perfect fit for your physique. For most people, the cost of custom tailoring is prohibitive. But the invention of active fibers and innovative knitting processes is changing the textile industry. “We all […]