Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
"I am MIT’s Dean for Student Life, not a writer. But when the Alumni Association asked me to be a regular contributor to this blog — today is my first post — I had an atypical type of writer’s block.
I wasn’t worried about being unable to write. Rather, there was too much to write about. How could I choose a subject from all the astonishing, inspiring, and unique things that happen every day in the Division of Student Life?
After just over a year here, I realize it’s a problem that’s not likely to go away. So my goal is to share with you, over time, as many great stories as I can from the MIT community. First up: the Hobby Shop..."
Read the full blog post, Hobby Shop - on Dean Colombo's Beat - to learn about Greg Schroll ’08 who was named one of Popular Mechanics “Most Brilliant Innovators of 2009” for a ball-shaped robot that he first built in the Hobby Shop and a new engagement of a couple who met in the Hobby Shop.