• Oct. 5, 2021
    Researchers at MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a new way to determine whether individual patients will respond to a specific cancer drug or not. This kind of test could help...
  • Oct. 4, 2021
    Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. The School of Engineering periodically recognizes their achievements...
  • Oct. 1, 2021
    MIT D-Lab recently welcomed new Executive Director Ana Pantelic to its team. Pantelic has worked at the confluence of systems change and social innovation and brings nearly 15 years of experience in...
  • Oct. 1, 2021
    As Diane Greene SM ’78 approached the end of her undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont, she was initially less interested in getting a job than she was about...
  • Sep. 30, 2021
    Departmental News • In their annual university rankings, US News & World Report has named MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering the number one undergraduate program in mechanical...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    In November 2018, Professor Sangbae Kim brought the mini cheetah robot onto The Tonight Show’s “Tonight Show-botics” segment. Much to the delight of host Jimmy Fallon, the mini cheetah did some yoga...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    Machine learning algorithms are often referred to as a “black box.” Once data are put into an algorithm, it’s not always known exactly how the algorithm arrives at its prediction. This can be...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    Last year, Charlene Xia ’17, SM ’20 found herself at a crossroads. She was finishing up her master’s degree in media arts and science from the MIT Media Lab and had just submitted applications to...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    There are few environments as unforgiving as the ocean. Its unpredictable weather patterns and limitations in terms of communications have left large swaths of the ocean unexplored and shrouded in...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    Much of Anuradha Annaswamy’s research hinges on uncertainty. How does cloudy weather affect a grid powered by solar energy? How do we ensure that electricity is delivered to the consumer if a grid is...
  • Sep. 28, 2021
    As tumors grow within an organ, they also release cells that enter the bloodstream. These cells can travel to other organs, seeding new tumors called metastases. MIT engineers have now developed a...
  • Sep. 28, 2021
    In the 1960s, the advent of computeraided design (CAD) sparked a revolution in design. For his PhD thesis in 1963, MIT professor Ivan Sutherland developed Sketchpad, a game-changing software program...
  • Sep. 22, 2021
    Ronald Probstein, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, passed away at the age of 93 on Sept. 19. Probstein, who joined MIT’s faculty in 1962, was a leading expert in fluid mechanics. His...
  • Sep. 19, 2021
    On his first day of classes at the Technical University of Athens’ School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Themistoklis Sapsis had a very satisfying realization. “I realized that ships...
  • Sep. 17, 2021
    MIT has placed second in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities, announced today. The Institute shares the No. 2 spot with Columbia University and...
  • Sep. 16, 2021
    Aviation became a reality in the early 20th century, but it took 20 years before the proper safety precautions enabled widespread adoption of air travel. Today, the future of fully autonomous...
  • Sep. 15, 2021
    The MIT School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with its 2021 awards. The Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member...
  • Sep. 13, 2021
    MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous...
  • Sep. 12, 2021
    Eli Brooks was only supposed to stay in Haiti for a few weeks. Like many college students, the mechanical engineering senior’s original plans for the summer of 2020 were scrapped due to the pandemic...
  • Sep. 7, 2021
    Electrochemical reactions that are accelerated using catalysts lie at the heart of many processes for making and using fuels, chemicals, and materials — including storing electricity from renewable...

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