News – 2019

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MIT announces updates on fact-finding and reviews of external engagements

Efforts also advance to protect whistleblowers, identify charity to benefit survivors of sexual abuse.

Ariel White on the impact of incarceration on voting

The political consequence of even short jail terms is disproportionately pushing African-American voters out of the electorate.

Christine Taylor-Butler ’81

When author Christine Taylor-Butler ’81 does events to promote her children’s books, you might find her teaching kids how to burst a balloon with baking soda and vinegar, or showing them how to power a digital clock with a potato.

Sangeeta Bhatia and Richard Young recognized for their contributions to “advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Two from MIT elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

Sangeeta Bhatia and Richard Young recognized for their contributions to “advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

“My hope is that the endowment will help women graduate students find new options for special projects that will energize their sense of inquiry and search for knowledge,” says Guillemin, who has been a research associate and senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program since 2006.

At the Center for International Studies, a student endowment for women in international affairs

Established by distinguished sociologist Jeanne Guillemin, the endowment will provide financial support for women at MIT pursuing a PhD in international affairs.

Now in its 11th year, the Math Prize for Girls has been hosted by MIT nine times.

At MIT, 268 take part in world's largest math competition for girls

Now in its 11th year, the Math Prize for Girls has been hosted by MIT nine times.

Senior Kristy Carpenter aims to leverage artificial intelligence and other computational tools to develop new, more affordable drugs.

Computer science in service of medicine

Senior Kristy Carpenter aims to leverage artificial intelligence and other computational tools to develop new, more affordable drugs.

Promoting the “heart” in MIT’s academic departments

The MindHandHeart Department Support Project is partnering with academic departments to advance inclusion and well-being in MIT’s learning environments.

MIT students inspire young learners with STEAM camps in Hong Kong, Suzhou, and Athens.

Bringing physics and engineering to life for pK-12 students

MIT students inspire young learners with STEAM camps in Hong Kong, Suzhou, and Athens.

New measures on campus announced for advocacy, support, education, and accountability.

MIT takes action in response to sexual misconduct survey findings

New measures on campus announced for advocacy, support, education, and accountability.

Battling workplace bias requires deliberate strategies, including learning to say no, getting comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics, and helping others behind you.

3 ways to combat gender bias in the workplace

Battling workplace bias requires deliberate strategies, including learning to say no, getting comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics, and helping others behind you.

The 2019-2020 MLK Visiting Scholars and Professors: (l-r) Tina Opie, Matthew Schumaker, Rhonda Williams, Ben McDonald, Kasso Okoudjou, and Jamie Macbeth.

Meet the 2019-20 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Six scholars and professors are spending this academic year in engagement with the MIT community.

The MIT Society of Women Engineers executive board poses for a picture with their faculty advisor, Professor Sangeeta Bhatia (top left) and Dean of Engineering Anantha Chandrakasan (top middle).

MIT Society of Women Engineers celebrates 40 years

For four decades, one of MIT’s largest undergraduate organizations has served as a community of women empowerment and diversity in STEM fields.

The MIT African Students Association recently celebrated its 21st annual cultural night, themed Kijiji — Swahili for “village.”

A community for African students at MIT

The student-run African Students Association bolsters MIT's relationship to a vibrant, growing continent.

Gabriella Carolini, Paula Hammond, and David Trumper honored as Committed to Caring graduate student mentors.

Strong mentorship through great decision-making

Gabriella Carolini, Paula Hammond, and David Trumper honored as Committed to Caring graduate student mentors.

The Division of Student Life invites campus organizations to participate in workshops to improve their leadership skills.

First Student Organization Leadership Summit hosts more than 300 student leaders

The Division of Student Life invites campus organizations to participate in workshops to improve their leadership skills.

Girls build motors

Workshop teaches high school girls and educators to build motors

Materials Research Laboratory’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center sponsors a motor-building workshop.

Sophie Vanderbroek

School of Engineering welcomes Sophie Vandebroek as first visiting scholar

Primary focus will be to engage engineering students and peers from across the Institute on the school’s outreach and diversity activities.

PhD student Jia Hui Lee studies global differences in how humans relate to other animals, including rats that detect land mines.

When rats work to protect human safety

PhD student Jia Hui Lee studies global differences in how humans relate to other animals, including rats that detect land mines.

Members of GradSAGE, with School of Engineering Dean Anantha Chandrakasan (center). From left to right: Angela Acocella, Parker Vascik, Jessica Boles, Vamsi Mangena, Anantha Chandrakasan, Lucio Milanese, Laureen Meroueh, Benjamin Lienhard, Dhanushkodi Mariappan.  Image: Lille Paquette, MIT School of Engineering

Students spearhead group to enhance the graduate experience

School of Engineering advisory group proposes a new leadership curriculum and stronger student-advisor relationships.

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