An economist with a goal
November 13, 2013MIT senior Jonathan Tebes sees economics as a way to alleviate poverty in the US, Tanzania, and beyond.
October 29, 2013Senior Laura Lu’s years at MIT have included cancer research, ROTC leadership, and prosthesis trials — and she aims to put her talents to use one day as a Navy surgeon.
Fighting for social justice
October 14, 2013With U.S. history and constitutional law on his mind, senior Cory Hernandez envisions a society that welcomes all — starting with MIT.
Under the sea
October 1, 2013MIT senior Grace Young’s love of marine robotics will lead her to spend up to a month underwater this semester, collecting data and teaching classes over Skype to help save the oceans.
Ruben Juanes unravels the mysteries of underground flows
September 15, 2013CEE professor’s studies of how fluids move underground could help with cleaner energy production and water supplies.
An entrepreneur aims to work in Africa
August 21, 2013Graduate student Sarah Dimson is hatching plans for renewable energy and affordable housing in Tanzania.
Dental scanner allows researcher to sink his teeth into entrepreneurship
August 20, 2013Novel 3-D oral scanner, developed by MIT professor Douglas Hart and then sold to 3M, is helping dentists go digital.
Professor emeritus Rodney Brooks refines the sequel to iRobot
August 8, 2013Rodney Brooks’ startup, Rethink Robotics, is producing robots that can adapt to manufacturing tasks and the factory environment.
From theory to practice
August 6, 2013PhD student Kuang Xu has found a way to apply predictive modeling to improve emergency-room wait times.
July 2, 2013Tomás Palacios investigates use of ‘extreme materials’ in electronics, which could reduce energy consumption and make computers far faster.
Holding the salt
June 16, 2013MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.