Faculty and teaching staff from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering share words of encouragement and reflect back on the accomplishments of MIT MechE’s Class of 2020.
In MIT D-Lab class 2.729, Design for Scale, MIT students work with clients in the developing world to manufacture products in a more cost-efficient and effective way – from ambulances in Tanzania to an irrigation pump in Nepal.
Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.
MechE students use their knowledge of mechanical engineering to design an improved walker for 9-year-old Lilly and gain new perspective about how assistive technologies can improve the lives of others in the process.
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.
MIT students head to the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition with a concept pod, and a vision for the future of transportation. The MIT Hyperloop Team will be firing their concept pod along a one-mile test track in Hawthorne, potentially bringing the world closer to what SpaceX CEO Elon Musk describes as a “fifth mode of transportation.”
Senior Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang, of China, reflects upon her undergraduate journey at MIT as a transfer student and the path to becoming one of the most successful students in her class.
PhD candidate Thomas Milnes explains his thesis research: the development of novel hardware and software techniques -- such as "digital aperture" and "programmable deconvolution" -- for the field of light field imaging.