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We are connected

Our students, faculty, and staff work with each other, with colleagues across MIT, and with colleagues from institutions throughout the world. Our linkages enable us to tackle challenging multidisciplinary problems. These linkages also amplify our contributions. As a result, our department is an exciting and rewarding place to work and learn.  The environment is connected, busy, global, hectic, open, collegial, and fun.

Our faculty members and senior researchers have reported more than 900 substantive collaborations that have occurred in the last four years. Substantive collaboration is defined as working together to solve a research problem or to produce an educational advance. The linkages offer us unique capabilities: the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

This type of collaboration is inherent in the world of aerospace, where systems are designed and developed multi-organizationally and multinationally. Through these collaborative processes we simultaneously enhance the ability of the overall enterprise to solve problems, and introduce our students to the development of the teaming skills that are critical to their future.


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