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Just returning from 15 days living undersea as part of Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 project, MechE alumna Grace Young '14 reflects on her experience.
In this year’s Class 2.12: Introduction to Robotics, undergraduate students joined forces to build a robot that can emulate complex human movement with a soccer-theme.
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
Two MechE projects have been given J-WAFS grants: a project led by John Hart that uses sensors to detect soil nutrient levels and research led by Kripa Varanasi to make pesticides stickier, producing less runoff.
In just 25 minutes, a novel sensor designed by MIT researchers, including MechE student Dan Wu, can detect a biomarker for sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually.
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