Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 20, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
CEE's Humbyrd wins School of Engineering teaching and mentoring award
August 8, 2012Award recognizes and encourages extraordinary teaching and mentoring by a graduate student in the school.
New router enhances the precision of woodworking
August 7, 2012Handheld device precisely follows a digital plan with minimal guidance from a user.
DUSP, Consensus Building Institute team awarded grant for climate change role-play project
August 6, 2012Awarded $637,000 to develop joint project.
Writing graphics software gets much easier
August 1, 2012A new programming language for image-processing algorithms yields code that’s much shorter and clearer — but also faster.
Simons Center for the Social Brain offering seed grants, postdoc fellowships
July 26, 2012Deadline for application is August 31.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 18, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
Also labeled: Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Microchips, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Self-assembly, Semiconductors, Students, National Science Foundation (NSF), Singapore-MIT
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
Also labeled: Carbon nanotubes, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Photonics, Photosynthesis, Physics, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Solar, Excitonics, Moungi Bawendi, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Glen Urban, former MIT Sloan dean, retires to focus on research; leaves behind $1 million gift
June 11, 2012Establishes a PhD marketing fellowship at the school
President Susan Hockfield’s charge to the 2012 graduates
June 8, 2012‘Now is the moment for us to send you forth … to put MIT’s spirit and principles to work around the globe.’
Sal Khan salutes ‘the wizards of tomorrow’
June 8, 2012In commencement address, 1998 alumnus asks the Class of 2012 to perform a thought experiment in time travel.
System improves automated monitoring of security cameras
June 4, 2012New approach uses mathematics to reach a compromise between accuracy, speed.
MIT awarded more than $2 million in NEUP grants, fellowships
May 21, 2012Includes $1.65 million in Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs grants and $450,000 in graduate student fellowships.
CloudTop takes top $100K competition prize
May 17, 2012A record 215 teams competed in this year’s business plan competition.
Students hail selection of L. Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012Members of Student Advisory Committee cite president-elect’s ‘strong leadership and a willingness to engage students’ as provost.
Robinson wins prestigious Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
May 3, 2012First-year doctoral student earns DoE honor.
MIT launches student-produced educational video initiative
April 24, 2012Original short videos, in collaboration with Khan Academy, aim to fuel K-12 students’ interest in engineering and science.