• Feb. 18, 2016
    On Thursday, United States President Barack Obama named four MIT faculty among 105 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor...
  • Feb. 15, 2016
    Amos Winter may be an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, but he describes one of the most important aspects of his job as “detective work.” That’s what he, MIT PhD candidate ...
  • Feb. 8, 2016
    Three members of the MIT community — Charles E. Leiserson, Emanuel M. Sachs, and Grant H. Stokes — are among the 80 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of...
  • Feb. 4, 2016
    Nearly one-third of the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees hail from MIT. On May 5, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark...
  • Jan. 31, 2016
    From developing smart 3-D scanners, to refining desalination techniques, to designing football helmets that can prevent concussions — undergraduates across the School of Engineering are midway...
  • Jan. 30, 2016
    A team from MIT took top honors Saturday at a competition at Texas A&M University to design the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation concept dreamed up by Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...
  • Jan. 24, 2016
    From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data — far more information than people can actually process, manage, or understand. Machine learning...
  • Jan. 21, 2016
    If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the...
  • Jan. 12, 2016
    Larissa Senatus has been immensely curious about the world around her ever since she was very young. “I was always the one child that broke everything because I wanted to put it back together and see...
  • Jan. 10, 2016
    Two MIT undergraduates and one MIT alumna were named Schwarzman Scholars and will be awarded a year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Over 3,000 candidates...
  • Jan. 9, 2016
    Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological breakthrough. Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a...
  • Jan. 6, 2016
    According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years old....
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    With the unstable cost of petroleum perpetually threatening to shoot upwards, and its potentially devastating effects on the environment waiting anxiously in the wings, many people are hopeful that...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    It’s 1991. The first-ever web site is published, gas costs an average of $1.12 per gallon, and Jennifer Rumsey, SM ’98, walks into the office of John Wall, SB, SM ‘75, ScD ‘78, then Vice President of...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Thomas Ober (SM ‘10, PhD ’13) was a post-doctoral associate at Harvard University when the application of Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and co-owner of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR racing team,...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Professor John Heywood is one of the most recognizable and highly regarded names in internal combustion engines. His work with Professor James Fay and Professor James Keck in the MIT Sloan Automotive...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Senior Yamile Pariente first arrived to her internship at Porsche the week of June 8, 2015. She walked into a building that was practically empty, and there was an almost eerie silence. Her...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    A Mechanical Engineer’s Obsession with Self-Driving Cars John J. Leonard is the Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering and Associate Department Head for Research in the MIT...
  • Jan. 2, 2016
    A joyride. A cruise. A flight to your next vacation or a drive to see your family. Or just simply getting from point A to point B. Whatever the reason, there are few people who don’t appreciate a...
  • Dec. 27, 2015
    During a collegial and joyous lunch in early November, several past and present faculty members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) came together to thank MechE alumnus Hock E. Tan ’...

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