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Four MIT students smile in Tanzania

MIT student club Engineers Without Borders works with local village in Tanzania

Skills learned in the classroom are applied toward health and sanitation projects.

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Three MIT seniors win 2024 Schwarzman Scholarships

Three MIT seniors — Sara V. Fernandez, Amanda Hu, and Brigette Wang — have been named 2024 Schwarzman Scholars and will join the program’s eighth cohort, consisting of 151 scholars from 36 countries. The students were selected from a pool of over 3,000 applicants. Schwarzman Scholars pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua […]

Pouya Alimagham

Q&A: Pouya Alimagham on the protest movement in Iran

Today’s protests in Iran have been cited as the biggest threat the Islamic Republic has faced since it seized power in 1979. Ignited over the regime’s mandatory veiling of women and the recent death of Mahsa Amini while in morality police custody, the uprising is rooted in the Iranian people’s long struggle for freedom, says […]

Teresa Gao named 2024 Mitchell Scholar

MIT senior Teresa Gao has been named one of the 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2024. After graduating next spring with a double major in computer science and engineering as well as brain and cognitive sciences, she will study augmented and virtual reality at Trinity College Dublin. Gao is the […]

Celebrating diversity in student cultural and linguistic backgrounds at MIT 

The room was abuzz with lively conversations as nearly 70 students came together to take part in the “Heritage Meets Heritage” event on Oct. 27, organized by MIT Global Studies and Languages and co-sponsored by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and Hermanas Unidas.    Students participated in small group conversations on a […]

Opening of the MIT South Asia Exhibit

Uncovering the rich connections between South Asia and MIT

In 1884, an article in a widely circulated Indian nationalist newspaper expounded on the value of a technical education for Indians who were being denied such opportunities by the colonial British state. Even though MIT was barely more than two decades old, the author pointed to the Institute as a model of technical learning for […]

MIT wins world finals of the 45th International Collegiate Programming Contest

On Nov. 10, MIT’s team of student coders made history by winning the globe’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest — the world finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the 45th world finals drew a live audience of over 1,600 viewers to the tense 12-problem competition, which featured […]

MIT PhD students shed light on important water and food research

One glance at the news lately will reveal countless headlines on the dire state of global water and food security. Pollution, supply chain disruptions, and the war in Ukraine are all threatening water and food systems, compounding climate change impacts from heat waves, drought, floods, and wildfires. Every year, MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Water and […]

At the MIT Energy Initiative’s 2022 Annual Research Conference, panelists discuss the challenges of scaling new energy startups and taking their technologies from the lab to the market.

Advancing the energy transition amidst global crises

“The past six years have been the warmest on the planet, and our track record on climate change mitigation is drastically short of what it needs to be,” said Robert C. Armstrong, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) director and the Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering, introducing MITEI’s 15th Annual Research Conference. At the symposium, participants from […]

Noah Nathan smiling

Urbanization: No fast lane to transformation

Accra, Ghana, “is a city I’ve come to know as well as any place in the U.S,” says Associate Professor Noah Nathan, who has conducted research there over the past 15 years. The booming capital of 4 million is an ideal laboratory for investigating the rapid urbanization of nations in Africa and beyond, believes Nathan, […]

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