Hart Nautical Gallery
Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design
Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.
Mechanical Engineering @ MIT
MIT Museum's Hart Nautical Collections were formed in 1924 under MIT's Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, which was renamed the Department of Ocean Engineering in the 1970s. In 2005, Ocean Engineering merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering to become one of seven major research focus areas.
The Mechanical Engineering @ MIT exhibition opens on April 9, 2011 and provides a broad overview of the fascinating range of research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Improving Human Health and Society with Emerging Engineering Technologies
- Control, Instrumentation and Robotics
- The Science and Design of Complex Systems for Human Service
- Design Manufacturing and Product Design
- Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Product Engineering
- Energy Science and Engineering
- Technologies for Efficient and Clean Energy Conversion and Utilization
- Micro and Nano Engineering
- Small Scale Technologies for Global Scale Applications
- Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, and Computation (MMEC)
- The Foundational Physics of Mechanical Engineering
- Ocean Science and Engineering
- Technologies for Exploring, Protecting, and Efficient Use of the Oceans