About the Cover

Cover design by Wing-Ip Ngan, Ink Design, inc.

When people think of MIT's campus, its iconic architecture or views of the Charles River and Boston skyline often come to mind. However, its thoughtfully planned and carefully curated green spaces are an integral part of the outdoor tapestry, tempering the bustle and noise of the urban environment. Large, grassy courtyards, numerous easy-to-find or tucked-away gardens, and abundant trees provide spots to gather with others or just enjoy your own company.

This year's cover is a tribute to a few of the species of flora found on MIT's campus. We hope these playful representations are a reminder to make time to enjoy your surroundings and care for the environment.

graphic key to the illustrations within the 2020 MIT Facts cover