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Simulating neutron behavior in nuclear reactors

October 6, 2022

Amelia Trainer applied to MIT because she lost a bet. As part of what the fourth-year nuclear science and engineering (NSE) doctoral student labels her “teenage rebellious phase,” Trainer was quite convinced she would just be wasting the application fee were she to submit an application. She wasn’t even “super sure” she wanted to go […]

A factory for FrEDs at MIT

October 5, 2022

MIT is famous as a factory of ideas. You could also call MIT a factory for learning. But for one group of students over the past year MIT has been, in fact, a factory. The team of graduate students designed and built — entirely within an MIT lab — an assembly factory for a low-cost, […]

Documentary featuring Professor Sara Seager wins Emmy Award

October 5, 2022

A number of MIT affiliates featured prominently at the 43rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards presented by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences — including the winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. “The Hunt for Planet B” — which focuses, in part, on Sara Seager, MIT’s Class of […]

A diploma, a discovery, and an historic legacy

October 4, 2022

History and the future joined forces on Friday at a campus event honoring Robert Robinson Taylor, MIT’s first Black graduate and the first accredited Black architect in the United States. The gathering also highlighted new collaborations between MIT and Tuskegee University. The event featured remarks from former White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is Taylor’s […]

Graduate Program in Science Writing Admissions Information Session

Graduate Program in Science Writing Admissions Information Session

October 4, 2022

Learn about the MIT Program in Science Writing. Registration is required.

Technology and Policy Program Informational Webinar

Technology and Policy Program Informational Webinar

October 4, 2022

Learn about the MIT Technology and Policy Program (TPP). Registration is required.

System Design & Management Virtual Information Session

System Design & Management Virtual Information Session

October 4, 2022

We’ll answer all your questions about System Design and Management. Program staff, including SDM Executive Director Joan Rubin, will explain the application process and go over the curriculum that offers opportunities to study with respected faculty in MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. We’ll also discuss our unique integrated core class and highlight the career opportunities that open up […]

Leader for Global Operation Virtual Coffee Chat

Leader for Global Operation Virtual Coffee Chat

October 4, 2022

Join LGO for a casual virtual coffee chat to learn more about our dual-degree MS/MBA program. Ask questions, or simply listen to the conversation with an admissions representative and other prospective students to find out more about the LGO community. Coffee is optional but encouraged! Registration is required.

Leader for Global Operation Application Tips Online Q&A

Leader for Global Operation Application Tips Online Q&A

October 4, 2022

Join LGO for a casual virtual coffee chat to learn more about our dual-degree MS/MBA program. Ask questions, or simply listen to the conversation with an admissions representative and other prospective students to find out more about the LGO community. Coffee is optional but encouraged! Registration is required.

History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) Prospective Student Visit Day

History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) Prospective Student Visit Day

October 4, 2022

HASTS offers this day so that prospective students can get a better understanding of what the program offers in terms of research and resources, and to help them decide if the program may be a good fit for them. Prospective students do not have to attend the visit day in order to apply to the […]

Health Science and Technology PhD Admissions Info Session

Health Science and Technology PhD Admissions Info Session

October 4, 2022

Learn about the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology (HST) and Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD Program. Registration is required.

Technology and Policy Program Informational Webinar

Technology and Policy Program Informational Webinar

October 4, 2022

Learn about the MIT Technology and Policy Program (TPP). Registration is required.

ERN: Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

ERN: Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

October 4, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education.

ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

October 4, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from Biology, Computational and Systems Biology (CSB), Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and Microbiology.

NAAAHP: National Association of African American Honors Programs

NAAAHP: National Association of African American Honors Programs

October 4, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education and the Sloan School of Management.

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

October 4, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education.

Innovation in the classroom

October 3, 2022

The 2022–23 school year is underway, and MIT’s instructors and teaching assistants are back in the classroom and laboratories. Each time they supplement their in-class lecture with a video, organize a new learning exercise, or even post their syllabi on Canvas, Sheryl Barnes hopes MIT Open Learning’s Residential Education group made their jobs easier. “Faculty […]

MIT events illuminate critical need for menstruation science

October 3, 2022

More than 70 MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in MIT’s Killian Court recently to “Stand Up and Be Counted (for Women’s Health),” with a strong representation of individuals concerned about gynecology disorders such as endometriosis and adenomyosis. An estimated 20-25 percent of MIT women — about 2,000-2,500 total — are affected by one or more menstrual disorders in ways […]

SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education, Leaders in Global Operations (LGO), and Sloan School of Management.

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring (SREB)

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring (SREB)

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department.

SACNAS: Society of Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science

SACNAS: Society of Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Science (BCS), Chemistry, Computational and Systems Biology (CSB), Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Microbiology, and Physics.

NOMA: National Organization of Minority Architects

NOMA: National Organization of Minority Architects

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Department of Architecture.

Ivy Plus Puerto Rico

Ivy Plus Puerto Rico

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education (OGE).

Georgia Tech Virtual Graduate Showcase

Georgia Tech Virtual Graduate Showcase

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Center for Computational Science and Engineering(CSE),  Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Social & Engineering Systems Doctoral Program (IDSS SES), Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering (MIT-WHOI), Science Writing, Sloan, and the Technology and Policy Program.

SWE: Society of Women Engineers

SWE: Society of Women Engineers

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) and Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program.

AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

October 3, 2022

Meet MIT Representatives from the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program.

Wiggling toward bio-inspired machine intelligence

October 2, 2022

Juncal Arbelaiz Mugica is a native of Spain, where octopus is a common menu item. However, Arbelaiz appreciates octopus and similar creatures in a different way, with her research into soft-robotics theory.  More than half of an octopus’ nerves are distributed through its eight arms, each of which has some degree of autonomy. This distributed […]

Flying far from the hive

September 30, 2022

I’ve always enjoyed collaborating with people. You have fun, you make friends, and in the case of academic collaboration, it opens the door to addressing questions from diverse perspectives. When I first came to grad school, I wandered halls and labs looking for something interesting to do, and a great opportunity came after talking with […]

Professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Eckaus, who specialized in development economics, dies at 96

September 30, 2022

Richard “Dick” Eckaus, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, emeritus, in the Department of Economics, died on Sept. 11 in Boston. He was 96 years old. Eckaus was born in Kansas City, Missouri on April 30, 1926, the youngest of three children to parents who had emigrated from Lithuania. His father, Julius Eckaus, was a […]

Making each vote count

September 30, 2022

Graduate student Jacob Jaffe wants to improve the administration of American elections. To do that, he is posing “questions in political science that we haven’t been asking enough,” he says, “and solving them with methods we haven’t been using enough.” Considerable research has been devoted to understanding “who votes, and what makes people vote or […]

“Whoever you are, this is your place.” Reimagined MIT Museum encourages visitors to join MIT’s community

September 30, 2022

The atmosphere of discovery generated by MIT’s research and innovation activities has been described as magic by many. But that magic can sometimes seem obscure or even intimidating to outsiders. Now the MIT Museum, which opens to the public on Oct. 2, is inviting everyone to take part in MIT’s magic with a new 56,000-square-foot […]

Survive? No, let’s thrive

September 28, 2022

“You’re going to MIT? Pfft, have fun getting a social life – nobody has one there.” “I’ve heard that people only eat, sleep and work at MIT. Sometimes they have to choose two out of the three…” “Good luck surviving; you’re going to need it!” These were some of the responses I got when I […]

Understanding reality through algorithms

September 25, 2022

Although Fernanda De La Torre still has several years left in her graduate studies, she’s already dreaming big when it comes to what the future has in store for her. “I dream of opening up a school one day where I could bring this world of understanding of cognition and perception into places that would […]

MIT welcomes the 2022 incoming graduate students

September 23, 2022

This year’s incoming cohort of new MIT graduate students enjoyed a warm welcome from the Graduate Student Council (GSC), with a number of in-person orientation activities from Aug. 21 through Sept. 6. The GSC has traditionally offered a broad range of in-person orientation activities to the entire incoming graduate cohort. Katie Chen, a graduate student […]

2022: Léonard Boussioux

September 22, 2022

Beyond his dedicated technical instruction, Léonard Boussioux brings encouragement and curiosity to the classroom. Students share that he “constantly influences everyone around him in a positive way” and “exemplifies what the MIT community is all about: extremely creative and talented people, eager to collaborate with others and positively affect society.” In recognition of Léonard’s above-and-beyond […]

A guide to museums in Cambridge and Boston

September 22, 2022

I come from a tropical country, which means that every December to March, I go to extraordinary lengths to minimize my outdoor time in an effort to escape the Boston cold. This city’s winters have led me to explore options for indoor activities, that also meet my other constraints: As a result, over the past […]