Exploding the myths of manufacturing
May 10, 2012MIT conference explores the complex state of an industry showing signs of revival.
In search of new ways of producing nano-materials
May 8, 2012Kong’s research focuses on how to make and control novel forms of thin-film carbon.
William F. Brace, professor emeritus in EAPS, dies at 86
May 8, 2012Geologist helped develop systematic descriptions of key physical properties of rocks.
Gradečak wins Nano Letters young investigator award
May 7, 2012Materials science and engineering professor studies nanophotonics and electronics.
Woodie Flowers, a pioneer of hands-on engineering education
May 6, 2012Flowers and his former student, David Wallace, have created a fun, teamwork-based approach to learning the art of mechanical design.
Four MIT professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 3, 2012Liskov, Suresh, Townsend and Young bring to 78 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.
The secrets of the system
May 2, 2012MIT’s venerable Beer Game, a table contest, sheds light on the mysteries of manufacturing and the difficulties of running a business.
MIT and Harvard launch a ‘revolution in education’
May 2, 2012Online edX courses will open both universities’ classrooms to the world while enhancing on-campus learning.
MIT and Harvard announce edX
May 2, 2012Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond.
Writing and Communication Center marks 30 years
April 27, 2012Thousands of community members served in one-on-one consultations.
ESD Interim Director Joseph Sussman discusses the case for complex sociotechnical systems as a new field of study
April 27, 2012Delivers annual Charles L. Miller Lecture
McGovern investigator Feng Zhang named Searle Scholar
April 23, 2012
Engineering a safer world
April 23, 2012Workshop explores safety in nuclear power plants, occupational health, aviation and medicine.
Taking an innovative approach to battery design
April 22, 2012Donald Sadoway’s radical rethinking of electricity storage could revitalize renewable-power technologies.
Disruptive innovation — in education
April 19, 2012For Anant Agarwal, MITx, the Institute’s new online-learning initiative, isn’t just a means of democratizing education. It’s a way to reinvent it.