• Jun. 9, 2014
    by Alissa Mallinson   It sounds too simple to be true, but Meg O’Neill credits much of her career success – and personal satisfaction – to her willingness to say one three-letter word. Meg O’...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    by Alissa Mallinson Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan For Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan, USN (Retired) (SM ‘80), a graduate and later an Associate Professor of Naval Architecture of what is today MechE’s 2N...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Mission TULiP: A Robotic Pursuit on the Charles River By Genevieve Wanucha, Oceans at MIT One of Hover Group’s kayaks gets adjusted.   If you take a stroll past the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Memorial...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    New Methods and Software Can Predict Optimal Paths for Automated Underwater Vehicles By David Chandler, MIT News Office Pierre Lermusiaux Photo credit: M. Scott Brauer   Sometimes the fastest...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Large-Scale Tests in the Lab and the South China Sea Reveal the Origins of Underwater Waves that Can Tower Hundreds of Feet By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Their effect on the surface of the ...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    The Sherlock Holmes of the Seas by Alissa Mallinson   Professor Emeritus Jerome Milgram Photo courtesy of the MIT Museum He refers to himself as a seagoing Sherlock Holmes. Known for many things,...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Engineering and the Ocean Environment: Challenge and Opportunity by Alissa Mallinson       Vast and seemingly impenetrable, the ocean inspires endless fascination. It is the topic of countless tales...
  • Jun. 5, 2014
    Lallit Anand, the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2014 Daniel C. Drucker Medal. Established by the Applied Mechanics Division of the...
  • Jun. 3, 2014
    The MIT School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students, with the following awards: Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching — given to a faculty...
  • Jun. 2, 2014
    The paleoclimate record for the last ice age — a time 21,000 years ago called the “Last Glacial Maximum” (LGM) — tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets....
  • May. 28, 2014
    You can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it...
  • May. 23, 2014
    Graphene’s promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the...
  • May. 23, 2014
    “It’s all about the process,” says Warren Seering, a professor of mechanical engineering. He's referring to his spring class, Course 2.739 (Product Design and Development). “We want 2.739 students to...
  • May. 21, 2014
    Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy....
  • May. 20, 2014
    Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects. In the natural world, the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the...
  • May. 15, 2014
    Alexander Slocum, the Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Precision Engineering Group, teaches and conducts research in the area of precision machine design. Precision...
  • May. 13, 2014
    The School of Engineering is proud to announce that eight members of its faculty have been granted tenure by MIT. “Each of these faculty members exemplify the best of MIT,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of...
  • May. 13, 2014
    Researchers at MIT's School of Engineering, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile in Santiago, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms on the edge of one...
  • May. 9, 2014
    This year’s arena for the annual robotics competition that caps the mechanical engineering class called 2.007 (Learning by Design) was based on a Winter Olympics theme, with dauntingly steep slopes...
  • May. 6, 2014
    MIT has received a major gift from alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel '78 aimed at ensuring the world's food and water supply for the 21st century. The gift establishes the Abdul Latif Jameel World...

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