In recent months, four MIT seniors and one alumna have been awarded distinguished fellowships that will fund their graduate studies abroad during the coming academic year.
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April 13, 2016
March 3, 2016
MIT senior will pursue advanced degree in computer science at Cambridge University.
Camilo Ruiz, an MIT senior majoring in biological engineering, is one of 35 American students to be awarded this year’s competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Ruiz will pursue an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at Cambridge University in England. He ultimately plans to return to the United States for further graduate studies in biological engineering, with the goal of creating new and affordable treatments for disease.
February 22, 2016
Freshman learning community recognized as an Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education.
November 16, 2015
P-sets. Dorm Rush. Mystery Hunt. All iconic slices of MIT life. But there’s another MIT beyond this square mile of Cambridge. And that MIT is everywhere.
August 13, 2015
‘Global Principles’ course challenges students at MIT and the University of Tokyo to develop a cross-cultural, systems approach to materials science and engineering.
Today's materials scientists are expected to join multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems. A cooperative materials science course between MIT and the University of Tokyo is teaching students at both schools to incorporate social, political, and economic factors into large-scale engineering solutions.
May 4, 2015
To help alleviate poverty, representatives from MIT D-Lab and Tufts Fletcher School focus on respectful, human-centered research practices in global development.
When a student now at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy traveled a few years ago to rural India on a research trip to interview farmers, she brought some serious baggage with her: a nearly 200-question survey that took up to five hours to conduct and complete.
April 23, 2015
MISTI Global Teaching Labs has reached over 10,000 foreign high-school students with summer internships and research opportunities.
The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives program (MISTI) places over 500 MIT undergraduate and graduate students with international internship and research opportunities each summer. Through MISTI Global Teaching Labs (GTL), an experimental teaching program, nearly another 150 MIT students now travel abroad during MIT’s January Independent Activities Period (IAP) to teach science and engineering in foreign high schools.
April 13, 2015
As part of the MIT D-Lab: Development class, six students traveled to Peru in January to collaborate with peers from Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) on sustainable housing and energy projects for the village Rayampampa. Teams of students worked remotely throughout the semester running lab experiments and building prototypes in preparation for field work.
April 9, 2015
Global Education and Career Development (GECD) has opened a new satellite office called “GECD Express” in Room 5-118.
The new GECD Express will be open on weekdays through Commencement (Friday, June 5) from 11 am - 3 pm. Students can stop by the small office for answers to quick questions and referral to advising and other resources. Topics include getting jobs and internships, career planning, going abroad, and applying to medical and graduate school. Staff at GECD Express will also offer drop-in advising appointments through May 15. There are three types of drop-ins with different schedules...
April 1, 2015
MacVicar Day examines MIT’s unique partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design.
On January 25, 2010, before signing a formal collaboration agreement between MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), then-MIT President Susan Hockfield said, “Our role will be extensive and direct. MIT faculty will be involved at every stage, from developing new curricula to helping with early deployment, assisting with mentoring, career development programs, and conducting major joint research projects. We also look forward to numerous opportunities for student exchanges and collaborations.”
Five years later, that vision has come to fruition. SUTD is up and running, with over 1,000 students and 101 course offerings, 94 of which were contributed by MIT...