A team of researchers, including Assistant Professor Ellen Roche, have developed a soft robotic device that significantly reduces the build-up of fibrous capsules around implantable devices in the body.August 27, 2019 Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels
A robotic thread developed by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao can be steered magnetically through blood vessels in the brain and deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to stroke or other brain blockages.August 27, 2019 Overcoming obstacles with an electric hovercraft
The MIT team, which includes a number of mechanical engineering students, placed first among U.S. universities at 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.August 19, 2019 What STEM Requires, Dance Provides
STEM From Dance, an organization founded by MechE alum Yamilée Toussaint Beach '08, empowers young women of color to pursue careers in STEM through the creative and confidence-building aspects of dance.August 15, 2019 MIT-Delft University of Technology team places third in Formula Student Germany driverless competition
Students from the MIT Driverless team, together with students from Delft University of Technology, placed third overall in the Driverless category at the 2019 Formula Student Germany competition in Germany.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
PhD candidate Folkers E. Rojas researches how to mitigate the impact of a Blowout Preventer failure by using a continuous feed of an occluding medium into an uncontrolled well.