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A home where world-changing innovations take flight
In a large, open space on the first floor of 750 Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a carbon-capture company is heating up molten salts to 600 degrees Celsius right next…
Women in STEM — A celebration of excellence and curiosity
What better way to commemorate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day than to give  three of the world’s most accomplished scientists an opportunity to talk about their careers? On…
Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2024
Led by the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and championed by departments and partner offices, Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week is a weeklong celebration thanking graduate and professional students…
Graduate orientation updates
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…
A crossroads for computing at MIT
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…
Growing our donated organ supply
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…
QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 11 subjects for 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…
MIT community members gather on campus to witness 93 percent totality
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…
For Julie Greenberg, a career of research, mentoring, and advocacy
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…
MIT economics to launch new predoctoral fellowship program
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…
Programming functional fabrics
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…
New software enables blind and low-vision users to create interactive, accessible charts
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…
Q&A: How refusal can be an act of design
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…
Students explore career opportunities in semiconductors
“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…
Understanding the impacts of mining on local environments and communities
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…
AI generates high-quality images 30 times faster in a single step
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…
Creative collisions: Crossing the art-science divide
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…
Making the clean energy transition work for everyone
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…
Nominate grad students & faculty for the GSC Institute Awards
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…
Is this the future of fashion?
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…
New exhibits showcase trailblazing MIT women
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…
Cybersecurity software wins a 2024 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
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…
Using generative AI to improve software testing
Generative AI is getting plenty of attention for its ability to create text and images. But those media represent only a fraction of the data that proliferate in our society…
At Sustainability Connect 2024, a look at how MIT is decarbonizing its campus
How is MIT working to meet its goal of decarbonizing the campus by 2050? How are local journalists communicating climate impacts and solutions to diverse audiences? What can each of…
School of Science announces 2024 Infinite Expansion Awards
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…
Three Lincoln Laboratory inventions named IEEE Milestones
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…
Eight from MIT named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows
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…
Professor Edward Roberts, management scholar, champion of entrepreneurship, and “MIT icon,” dies at 88
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…
Moving past the Iron Age
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…
Investigating and preserving Quechua
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…
2023-25 MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence cohort announced
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…
A new shepherd’s staff to lead “the flock” during MIT Commencement
When Lily Tsai led the MIT faculty onto Killian Court for the OneMIT Ceremony during Commencement last June, she was holding something that looked old but was, in fact, brand…
MLK Celebration Gala pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his writings on “the goal of true education”
After a week of festivities around campus, members of the MIT community gathered Saturday evening in the Boston Marriott Kendall Square ballroom to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin…
Play it again, Spirio
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,…
An MIT philosopher’s call for a civil discussion on gender and sex
MIT philosopher Alex Byrne knows that within his field, he’s very much in the minority when it comes to his views on sex and gender.  “As an example, I have…
MIT Solve announces 2024 Global Challenges and Indigenous Communities Fellowship
The driving mission of MIT Solve is inviting new voices and proposed solutions to world problems as a way to achieve a more sustainable and equitable future for all. To…