News – 2019

Bringing artificial intelligence and MIT to middle school classrooms

MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.

50 years of Interphase EDGE

Impactful program for first-year students helps to ensure a successful transition to MIT.

“There is a grand strategy of fear at play here, and to be frank, it is, for the most part, effective,” says Nigerian journalist Shola Lawal. “It’s hard not to self-censor when you know you can be kidnapped or detained and that you’ll only become another statistic.”  Photo: Laura Kerwin/Center for International Studies

3 Questions: Shola Lawal on human rights and social justice

The Nigerian journalist is the recipient of a prestigious fellowship that provides residencies at MIT, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times.

Middle school and high school girls meet in MIT's Building 31 to showcase the capabilities of the autonomous cars their teams programmed to navigate a circuitous course.  Photo: Joel Grimm

Boston-area girls discover a passion for coding

Weekend robotics workshops help middle and high school girls dispel “computing phobia.”

At MIT, Héctor De Jesús-Cortés studies neuronal electrical activity underlying diseases such as amblyopia, or lazy eye.  Photo: Steph Stevens

Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond.

(Left to right:) Julie Shah, Thomas Kochan, and Evelyn Wang have been honored by their graduate students as “Committed to Caring” for their uncanny ability to keep things moving along, even when the going gets tough.  Photos: Joseph Lee

Fostering forward momentum

Thomas Kochan, Julie Shah, and Evelyn Wang honored by graduate students as "Committed to Caring."

K. Guadalupe Cruz studies the neuroscience of decision-making and creates community in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.  Photo: Steph Stevens

Fueled by the power of stories

A fascination with storytelling led K. Guadalupe Cruz to graduate studies in neuroscience and shapes her work to promote inclusivity at MIT.

Clara Piloto (center) and Bhaskar Pant (left) accept the Hipatia Business and Science Award on behalf of MIT Professional Education from Alfonso Ortín Castellano, director of communication at PharmaMar, in Spain.  Photo: El Economista

Clara Piloto wins Hipatia Award for expanding Spanish-language programs

MIT Professional Education director of global programs honored for increasing female enrollment in programs aimed at professionals in Spanish-speaking economies.

MIT conference focuses on preparing workers for the era of artificial

As automation rises in the workplace, speakers explore ways to train students and reskill workers.

Inclusive Innovation Challenge recognizes startups improving the future of work

Competition awards entrepreneurs from around the world working to ensure technological progress brings greater prosperity.

Exploring the human side of health care

Senior and “people person” Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi brings a human touch to caring for people dealing with medical crises.

High school students learn about commercial real estate through the Center for Real Estate

Residential course provides immersive experience for 28 juniors and seniors from around the United States.

Students push to speed up artificial intelligence adoption in Latin America

To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.

Improbability Walk at MIT.nano honors Mildred Dresselhaus

Courtyard space celebrates beloved professor’s research and mentorship.

Jaleesa Trapp shakes things up in the classroom and in computing

The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.

At MIT forum, results of sexual misconduct survey, plans for action presented

Chancellor Barnhart and working groups describe findings and recommendations.

Rising Stars in civil and environmental engineering come to MIT

MIT CEE hosts workshop for early-career women in academia.

Tomorrow Time event helps students tackle procrastination

Campus-wide resources were stationed in Lobby 13 and satellite locations; students report over 600 goals accomplished.

Giving voice to a student community with a “silent” identity

Giving voice to a student community with a “silent” identity

The First Generation Program is ramping up support for MIT students who are the first in their family to go to college.

Mens et Manus

Letter from President Reif: Learning from our community

“We work hard here, and the fundamentals of how we treat one another, and how we model that for the next generation of leaders, are as important as any other work we do.”

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