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.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
Two MIT juniors named Truman Scholars
April 2, 2012McCord, Okuneye awarded $30,000 for graduate study toward careers in government, non-profits.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria