Professor of mechanical engineering brings a long association with D-Lab and a commitment to design for the developing world.
DUE News - 2016
July 29, 2016
July 20, 2016
No equations allowed. This basic rule drives the thinking behind "Science Out Loud," an original web series hosted and co-written by MIT students. The fun, engaging videos are geared towards middle and high school students and designed to bring scientific concepts to life through research, experiments, and demos performed by real scientists and engineers. No chalkboards. No textbooks. Lots of learning.
July 11, 2016
In a race up a spectacular and treacherous mountain road to the 14,110-foot summit, the KOMMIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT), led by members of the MIT Electric Vehicle Team and professional rider Yoshihiro Kishimoto, finished second in the electric motorcycle division of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 26 in Colorado.
July 6, 2016
Providing seamless, integrated wellness and support services for students is the impetus for realigning three key support organizations into the Division of Student Life (DSL), according to an email from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart ’88 to the Office of Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE), Office of Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), and DSL today. The announcement as well as the effective date of the changes, July 1, coincides with the beginning of Suzy Nelson’s leadership of DSL as vice president and dean for student life.
July 5, 2016
MIT’s thriving maker culture is on display in ABC network’s “BattleBots” competition.
A robot that can throw fire and saws into its opponents with a spinning blade; a 250-pound bot that can damage and throw competitors with a steel drum powered by its 100-horsepower motor; and a robot with two sets of arms to grab and hoist other machines: These are some of the robots developed by MIT-affiliated teams selected to compete in the second season of ABC’s “BattleBots.”
June 24, 2016
Initiated and led by students, MakerWorks fosters making with strong engineering focus.
If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of course making is the cornerstone of the space; not “fun” or “cool,” although according to members it’s both of those things; not even “prototyping,” despite the fact that a majority of students use it for that.
June 24, 2016A hearty congratulations to our 2016 Infinite Mile Award winners!
Individual Recipients and Category
James Blessing, Admissions
Communication & Collaboration
Leslie Bottari, UAAP
Linda Rabieh, Concourse
Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan, GECD
Innovation & Creativity
Jona Repishi, D-Lab
Brenna Heintz, Admissions
June 23, 2016
Each year, UAAP recognizes one outstanding and extraordinary associate advisor among 200 students that participate in the Associate Advisor Program. The number of nominations is a testament to how much both faculty and students value and are committed to freshman advising.
Rebecca Gallivan, Junior in Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Advisor for Professor Ezra Glenn, Urban Studies and Planning
June 23, 2016
UROP Mentor Awards
The UAAP solicits nominations every year from students for the UROP Mentor of the Year Awards. An award is presented to one MIT faculty member and one graduate student/non- faculty UROP supervisor who have demonstrated exceptional mentorship and teaching in a research setting.
UROP students submitted many nominations this year, making the selection highly competitive. This year’s Outstanding UROP Mentor Award recipients are:
June 23, 2016
Relationships with faculty are critical in not only advising and guiding students, but helping them think through their academic plans, such as pursuing internships and global experiences, engaging in UROP, and contemplating future plans for graduate school or professional work. This year, the UAAP recognized seven extraordinary advisors in the following distinct categories: