3 Questions: Charles Stewart sizes up the 2012 election
October 11, 2012MIT political scientist and voting expert weighs in on the state of the presidential campaign, the shifting demographics of America, and the tossup U.S. Senate races.
Presidential campaigns offer energetic energy debate at MIT
October 9, 2012Representatives of Obama, Romney camps lay out differences in crucial policy domains of energy and the environment.
Five MIT researchers win presidential early career honors
July 23, 2012Jarillo-Herrero, Lu, Pathak, Sinha and Thaler among 96 winners.
MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing
January 25, 2012Study group is tackling hard questions about what it will take to stoke renewal.
Rebuilding American manufacturing
November 30, 2011White House working group convenes at MIT to examine how new technologies can create economic growth and more jobs in the United States.
Summers: To end slump, United States must spend
November 3, 2011In MIT remarks, former Treasury secretary calls for the ‘common sense’ cure of more government spending to spur growth.
Jaenisch receives Medal of Science at White House ceremony
October 24, 2011Among 12 honored by President Barack Obama on Friday.
Hockfield to co-chair U.S. manufacturing partnership
June 24, 2011MIT president accepts Obama’s invitation to serve
Department of Energy launches startup-friendly program
March 29, 2011At MIT, Energy Secretary Chu announces ‘Next Top Energy Innovator’ program, and White House officials tout commitment to helping startups.
Lindquist receives National Medal of Science
November 18, 2010President Obama presents nation’s top science awards at White House ceremony Wednesday.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grants awarded to high schools nationwide
October 18, 2010Grants meant to inspire teens to improve the world through invention; awarded to 14 high schools
MIT undergraduate showcases work at White House science fair
October 18, 2010Event also features 2 high-school teams that won grants from the Lemelson-MIT Program.
Subra Suresh to head National Science Foundation
September 30, 2010MIT’s dean of engineering has been confirmed by the United States Senate to direct the largest supporter of non-medical basic-science research in the country.
Obama intends to nominate Suresh as next NSF director
June 3, 2010The MIT engineering dean would lead the independent federal agency that supports science and engineering research.
The pull of artificial gravity
April 14, 2010MIT researchers say a centrifuge on the International Space Station — hinted at in Obama’s NASA proposal — would be a boon for physiological research
Slideshow: Photos from President Barack Obama's lab tour
March 15, 2010
Featured Video: President Obama at MIT
March 15, 2010In October 2009, the president toured MIT research labs and delivered a major address about energy.
John Holdren keynote at AeroAstro Giant LeapsSubscribe
January 12, 2010The next 'Giant Leaps' in energy, environment and air transportation