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A. Michael West: Advancing human-robot interactions in health care

September 13, 2023

An accomplished MIT student researcher in health care robotics, with many scholarship and fellowship awards to his name, A. Michael West is nonchalant about how he chose his path. “I kind of fell into it,” the mechanical engineering PhD candidate says, adding that growing up in suburban California, he was social, athletic — and good […]

Startups generate inspiration and applause at Demo Day 2024

September 12, 2023

Anyone trying to get a feel for MIT’s culture of entrepreneurship would do well to start their journey at the delta v summer accelerator’s Demo Day. For two whirlwind hours Friday, students took the stage in front of a packed Kresge Auditorium to celebrate their startup milestones in an event that was half board meeting, […]

Expanding higher education for incarcerated students

September 11, 2023

Since its inception in 2018, The Educational Justice Institute (TEJI) has been a trailblazer in implementing innovative and transformative educational experiences for incarcerated students as well as students at universities, including MIT. Now, TEJI has played a formative role in efforts to expand access to higher education in New England prisons through a partnership with […]

Making life friendlier with personal robots

September 10, 2023

“As a child, I wished for a robot that would explain others’ emotions to me” says Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist in the Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group (PRG). Growing up in Saudi Arabia, Alghowinem says she dreamed of coming to MIT one day to develop Arabic-based technologies, and of creating a robot that could […]

Jackson Jewett wants to design buildings that use less concrete

September 8, 2023

After three years leading biking tours through U.S. National Parks, Jackson Jewett decided it was time for a change. “It was a lot of fun, but I realized I missed buildings,” says Jewett. “I really wanted to be a part of that industry, learn more about it, and reconnect with my roots in the built […]

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences welcomes 10 new faculty

September 7, 2023

Dean Agustín Rayo and the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences recently welcomed 10 new professors to the MIT community. They arrive with diverse backgrounds and vast knowledge in their areas of research. Isaiah Andrews PhD ’14 joins MIT as a professor in the Department of Economics. Andrews is an econometrician who develops reliable and […]

MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing Information Session (Science Journalism)

MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing Information Session (Science Journalism)

September 7, 2023

Attend our Info Webinar and learn about the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing. The format will be a presentation by faculty, followed by Q&A with attendees.

MSRED Extended Open House

MSRED Extended Open House

September 7, 2023

The MSRED Program hosts an extended open house on-campus each year during the month of October. This immersive experience allows prospective applicants to sit-in on classes, participate in information sessions, speak with current students, faculty, and staff, and get an in-depth glance at life as an MSRED student at the Center for Real Estate.

2023 SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

2023 SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

September 6, 2023

Join us this Fall in Salt Lake City for cutting-edge content, skill building, and networking with many of the most influential organizations and leaders in STEM. With over 10,000 attendees expected, the SHPE National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM every year and you won’t want to miss the fun and the familia […]

2023 ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists

2023 ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists

September 6, 2023

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 […]

2023 NAAAHP: National Association of African American Honors Programs

2023 NAAAHP: National Association of African American Honors Programs

September 6, 2023

The National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) began in May, 1990, when a group of Honors directors from approximately 20 Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs and PBCUs) met at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss plans for a national organization of honors programs designed to address the specific needs […]

2023 SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

2023 SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

September 6, 2023

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.

2023 Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

2023 Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

September 6, 2023

WE23, a three-day flagship event from October 26-28, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA, by the Society of Women Engineers, invites attendees to Live Without Limits while engaging in networking, gaining career insights, and connecting with industry leaders on innovation. Participants can attend interactive workshops on leadership and engineering subjects, cultivating relationships and empowering women.

2023 Georgia Tech Virtual Graduate Showcase

2023 Georgia Tech Virtual Graduate Showcase

September 6, 2023

The Showcase focuses on traditional academic graduate programs (master’s and doctorate) as well as deferred MBAs. Professional schools such as law, medical, etc. are not included. FREE for all prospective students anywhere in the world!

2023 American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

2023 American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

September 6, 2023

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.

2023 Grace Hopper Celebration

2023 Grace Hopper Celebration

September 6, 2023

Created in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the AnitaB.org flagship event Grace Hopper Celebration brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

September 5, 2023

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

September 5, 2023

Experience the pinnacle of architectural excellence at the highly anticipated annual NOMA Conference Building Bridges: Towards Just and Joyful Futures! From October 11–15, 2023, join us alongside over 1,200 esteemed professional designers for captivating conversations and enriching events. Together, we will delve into the profound impact of the built environment by fostering industry inclusivity and […]

MC-STEMP Graduating Engineering Minorities (GEM) GRADLab

MC-STEMP Graduating Engineering Minorities (GEM) GRADLab

September 5, 2023

The University of Massachusetts – Amherst is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab! The event is being co-hosted by Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Connecticut, in Amherst, Massachusetts! The event is being sponsored by the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. 

Elsa Olivetti appointed associate dean of engineering

September 5, 2023

Elsa Olivetti, the Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor in Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed as associate dean of engineering, effective Sept. 1. As associate dean, Olivetti will oversee a number of strategically important programs and initiatives across MIT’s School of Engineering. She will help lead and shape school-wide efforts […]

2023 National HBCU Week Conference

2023 National HBCU Week Conference

September 1, 2023

The nation’s premier convening of college and university executive leadership, faculty, students, and supporters, the Annual National HBCU Week Conference is back, September 24-28, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport.

Ivy Plus Puerto Rico

Ivy Plus Puerto Rico

September 1, 2023

Kimberly Rose Bennett awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

August 31, 2023

Kimberly Rose Bennett, a PhD candidate in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program within the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be one of the 50 Gilliam Fellows for 2023. Bennett is the first HST student to receive this prestigious fellowship. The […]

Apekshya Prasai: Up in arms

August 30, 2023

Although women’s wartime roles and agency tend to be neglected in conventional discourses on conflict, there are times when women not only take up arms but also shape the practices and policies of insurgent groups they fight for. Apekshya Prasai, a PhD candidate in MIT’s Department of Political Science, studies how rebel groups subvert entrenched […]