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New exhibits showcase trailblazing MIT women

March 6, 2024

This spring, two new exhibits on campus are shining a light on the critical contributions of pathbreaking women at the Institute. They are part of MIT Libraries’ Women@MIT Archival Initiative in the Department of Distinctive Collections. Launched in 2017, the initiative not only adds to the historical record by collecting and preserving the papers of […]

Cybersecurity software wins a 2024 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

March 5, 2024

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has selected MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Timely Address Space Randomization (TASR) as one of the recipients of their 2024 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award. This cybersecurity technology was transferred in 2019 and 2021 to two companies that develop cloud-based services. TASR has the potential to help harden many cloud-based servers and […]

Jocelyn Powers

Jocelyn Powers

March 4, 2024

I can help you with questions about the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP), diversity recruitment, and the SoE Alumni Conference Scholarship Program. I love plants! I care for my many house plants, garden in the summer, and arrange beautiful flower bouquets.

School of Science announces 2024 Infinite Expansion Awards

March 4, 2024

The MIT School of Science has announced nine postdocs and research scientists as recipients of the 2024 Infinite Expansion Award, which highlights extraordinary members of the MIT community. The following are the 2024 School of Science Infinite Expansion winners: Sarthak Chandra, a research scientist in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, was nominated by […]

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 […]

From a wish on a wall to a dream come true!

February 28, 2024

“Well, this sounds like music to my ears, because this is exactly why we created edX,” said President Reif when I told him how the edX courses I took back in 2015 played a pivotal role in guiding my aspirations. Meeting President Reif during GSC Orientation In 2015, as an undergrad deciding whether to major […]

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 […]

Admitted student resources

February 23, 2024

Welcome to MIT! We are excited to welcome you to the MIT community. Graduate students make a vital contribution to the Institute’s wide-ranging activities, from innovative research to vibrant community-building. Whether you’re considering your options or planning to enroll as an incoming student, we know that there’s a lot on your mind. Below, you can […]

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 […]

Credit Cards 101 – Financial Literacy Workshop

Credit Cards 101 – Financial Literacy Workshop

February 21, 2024

Join us for our final financial literacy workshop of the semester!

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 […]

Housing: Expanded availability and new options for on-campus housing

February 16, 2024

Want to learn more? Return to the admitted student resources page or read more about diversity at MIT and health & wellbeing at MIT. Expanded availability and new options for on-campus housing MIT’s graduate residences are special places where ideas are exchanged, friendships are forged, and families are embraced. With expanded availability, a variety of […]

Supporting you at MIT: Health & wellbeing

February 16, 2024

Part of bringing your whole self to MIT is caring for your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and our partner offices are ready to come alongside you in that journey. Want to learn more? Return to the admitted student resources page or read more about diversity at MIT […]

GradDiversity: The “whole you” at MIT

February 15, 2024

Want to learn more? Read more about health & wellbeing at MIT and on-campus housing opportunities, or return to the admitted student resources page. At MIT, we strive to celebrate and support the whole student. Your unique perspective is part of what makes you a valuable addition to this community, so we have support structures […]

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 […]

Anantha Chandrakasan named MIT’s inaugural chief innovation and strategy officer

February 14, 2024

Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named as MIT’s first chief innovation and strategy officer, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as dean of engineering, a role he has held since 2017. As chief innovation and strategy officer, Chandrakasan […]

The unstructured symphony of grad school

February 14, 2024

My first solo Over the past 4 years at MIT, I have often had my comfort zone pushed. To name a few things, I’ve presented to NASA leadership, received my first peer reviews, and traveled alone to conferences. But one very different anxiety-o-meter peaking experience occurred about 40 seconds into the hard bop standard Nutville […]

Using AI to discover stiff and tough microstructures

February 14, 2024

Every time you smoothly drive from point A to point B, you’re not just enjoying the convenience of your car, but also the sophisticated engineering that makes it safe and reliable. Beyond its comfort and protective features lies a lesser-known yet crucial aspect: the expertly optimized mechanical performance of microstructured materials. These materials, integral yet […]

Components of a Financial Plan – Financial Literacy Workshop

Components of a Financial Plan – Financial Literacy Workshop

February 13, 2024

Join us for our second financial literacy workshop of the semester presented by Fidelity!

MIT community members honored with 2024 Franklin Institute Awards

February 9, 2024

The Franklin Institute recently announced its 2024 cohort of award winners, as part of its bicentennial celebration. Since its inception, the Franklin Institute Awards Program has honored the most influential scientists, engineers, and inventors who have significantly advanced science and technology. It is one of the oldest comprehensive science awards in the world. The 2024 […]

VPF-hosted Tax Workshop for Resident Students and Scholars

VPF-hosted Tax Workshop for Resident Students and Scholars

February 8, 2024

Tax Workshop for Tax Year 2023. No registration required.

Sprintax Workshop for Nonresident Scholars

Sprintax Workshop for Nonresident Scholars

February 8, 2024

Tax Workshop for Tax Year 2023. Registration required.

Sprintax Workshop for Nonresident Students

Sprintax Workshop for Nonresident Students

February 8, 2024

Tax Workshop for Tax Year 2023. No registration required.

Letter to the MIT community: Announcing the Climate Project at MIT

February 8, 2024

The following letter was sent to the MIT community today by President Sally Kornbluth. Dear members of the MIT community, At my inauguration, echoing a sentiment I heard everywhere on my campus listening tour, I called on the people of MIT to come together in new ways to marshal a bold, tenacious response to the […]

Following your fascinations for a fulfilling future!

Following your fascinations for a fulfilling future!

February 8, 2024

From the moment I realized the significance of the sequence of events I am about to narrate, I wanted to save this story for my thesis defense speech. As I start the 6th year of my PhD, however, I can’t contain the excitement anymore. When I learned this blog post would be read by hundreds […]

Illustrating India’s complex environmental crises

February 7, 2024

Abhijit Banerjee, the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT, and Sarnath Banerjee (no relation), an MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology (CAST) visiting artist share a similar background, but have very different ways of thinking. Both were raised for a time in Kolkata before leaving India to pursue divergent careers, Abhijit as […]

Understanding Investment Vehicles – Financial Literacy Workshop

Understanding Investment Vehicles – Financial Literacy Workshop

February 5, 2024

Join us for our first financial literacy workshop of the semester presented by Fidelity!

A chronicler of the biotech boom

February 2, 2024

For decades now, MIT’s Kendall Square neighborhood has been dotted by cranes, scaffolding, and construction sites — the unofficial symbols of the biotechnology boom that has made East Cambridge an industry capital. True, there are other kinds of tech firms in Kendall Square, from Silicon Valley giants to startups. But the Kendall area is one […]

NSF GRFP Presentation – Prospective Fellows

NSF GRFP Presentation – Prospective Fellows

February 2, 2024

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

NSF GRFP Presentation

NSF GRFP Presentation

February 2, 2024

We will host a presentation providing an overview of the NSF GRFP at MIT!

DiOnetta Jones Crayton: Change-maker at MIT

February 1, 2024

Associate Dean and Office of Minority Education (OME) Director DiOnetta Jones Crayton has announced that she will step down from her role on Feb. 2. She has led the office for 14 years, advancing OME’s efforts to provide a robust portfolio of programs, services, and resources for undergraduate students of color. “It has been my […]