In one of the last weeks before the official start of classes, 25 incoming MIT freshmen learned about their new undergraduate home — both on- and off-campus — in a pre-orientation program with a special focus on energy. The MIT Energy Initiative-led program, called Discover Energy: Learn, Think, Apply (DELTA-FPOP), was designed as an interactive introduction to topics from wind energy to nuclear power and climate policy — with group bonding activities throughout the week.
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September 23, 2016
September 16, 2016
New MakerLodge program ushers freshmen into the making community.
A sign above the door says it all: MakerLodge. Here MIT students build things: a four-legged robot, a zoetrope, a gumball machine, an alpha particle spark detector. In fact, a group of them helped build the makerspace itself this summer.
MIT’s "Maker Czar" Martin Culpepper says the students, known as MakerLodge mentors, are at the core of any successful makerspace. The key, adds Culpepper, is for safety-minded and skilled students to help build not just the space, but a community.
September 7, 2016
Ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 of 42 disciplines.
MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the fifth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position.
September 1, 2016
“I hope you will join us in facing the challenge of building a better MIT — and a better world,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif told the Class of 2020 at yesterday's Freshman Convocation, the annual welcoming ceremony for Institute’s incoming undergraduates.
President Reif joined three professors — who are also MIT alumni — in offering words of wisdom and encouragement to the new students, about finding personal and academic success during their time at the Institute.
August 22, 2016
Gift from Hopper-Dean Foundation will enhance computer science and engineering programs for high school and middle school students.
What's the best way to spark an interest in computer science and engineering? Start early. That’s the goal behind a two-year $1 million gift from the Hopper-Dean Foundation to three STEM education programs at MIT.
August 9, 2016
Improving educational delivery is a core focus of MIT, and also a priority for training new generations of teachers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). On July 19, about 30 postdocs and graduate students attended a Workshop on Digital Education hosted by CEE to learn about digital education tools available to them as they prepare to teach undergraduate and graduate students, both at MIT and elsewhere.
July 29, 2016
Professor of mechanical engineering brings a long association with D-Lab and a commitment to design for the developing world.
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.