‘Cool’ invention wins first place at MADMEC
October 16, 2013Thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition.
Targeting product design for the developing world
August 11, 2013The key, MIT study finds, is designing products that make money for the microentrepreneur.
Students with toys: Not just playing around
May 15, 2013In mechanical engineering department’s toy-design class, teams design creative board games, plush toys and puzzles.
Reducing wasted energy in commercial buildings
February 5, 2013Much energy is wasted heating and cooling indoor spaces when no one or almost no one is present. Now, MIT researchers have used their own campus to demonstrate a means of measuring that energy/occupancy mismatch.
Science students hold design-thinking workshop
January 22, 2013Program aims to help students gain perspective on new methodologies, improve overall research skills.
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
Researchers engineer light-activated skeletal muscle
August 29, 2012Technique may enable robotic animals that move with the strength and flexibility of their living counterparts.
Bits of buildings: How is computing changing the architect’s job?
June 24, 2012In a new book, an MIT researcher looks at the influence of high-tech simulations on the profession of architecture.
ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts
June 4, 2012ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).
Entrepreneurial students dive into product design and development
May 14, 2012Joint MIT-RISD course yields concepts from iPad-friendly backpacks to waste-free sugar.
Simulating tomorrow’s chips
April 12, 2012A new system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design and more reliable.
Chips as mini Internets
April 9, 2012The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
MIT and SUTD open International Design Centre
February 9, 2012Aims to become the world’s premier scholarly hub for technologically intensive design.
MIT paper wins award at International Conference on Engineering Design
August 22, 2011Alumnus Michael Pasqual and professor Olivier de Weck win ‘Reviewers’ Favorite’ award
MIT Press announces first book in new Engineering Systems Book Series
August 15, 2011Flexibility in Engineering Design by Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes now available.