Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
Department snapshot: Aeronautics and Astronautics
October 2, 2012AeroAstro takes off in new directions — prompting a 50 percent spike in new undergraduate enrollments.
Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar
September 20, 2012Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Faculty, Information Services and Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Open access, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare
Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
Also labeled: Entrepreneurship, History of MIT, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), President L. Rafael Reif, Research, Special events and guest speakers, Alumni/ae, Faculty, Staff, Students, Business and management, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Mechanical engineering, Urban studies and planning
NASA-JPL director Charles Elachi talks about latest Mars mission
September 18, 2012Curiosity is the most ambitious planetary rover mission ever, but it’s just one of the many exploratory projects JPL is undertaking.
MIT-developed ‘microthrusters’ could propel small satellites
August 16, 2012As small as a penny, these thrusters run on jets of ion beams.
Research update: SPHERES to get powerful magnets and goggles
August 2, 2012New wireless power and camera setups will expand the mini-satellites’ vision and navigation capabilities.
New aircraft capable of fast, accurate and repeatable flight
July 26, 2012CSAIL's Robot Locomotion Group unveils new computer-controlled aircraft that can perform knife-edge turns.
School of Engineering to explore collaboration with ITA
April 10, 2012Six-month evaluation will examine the feasibility of a collaboration.
Robots go head to head, 250 miles above Earth
January 25, 2012Third annual Zero Robotics competition pits robots against each other on the International Space Station.
MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing
January 25, 2012Study group is tackling hard questions about what it will take to stoke renewal.
MIT professor, former astronaut Hoffman named to NSBRI Board of Directors
December 29, 2011
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011
MERS tackles the human-robot divide
October 11, 2011
MIT paper wins award at International Conference on Engineering Design
August 22, 2011Alumnus Michael Pasqual and professor Olivier de Weck win ‘Reviewers’ Favorite’ award