Special events and guest speakers
Four MIT researchers attend White House announcement of brain initiative
April 2, 2013Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
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NSE Rising Stars event offers young women researchers rare opportunity
March 20, 2013Symposium provided nuclear science and engineering students with chance to connect with academics and practitioners.
AEE and the MIT-IPC convene executive forum series to spur adoption of advanced energy
March 18, 2013First session brought together advanced energy and utility executives to address challenges to rapid adoption of innovative energy technologies.
New exhibition showcases importance of design in engineering
March 18, 2013"Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things" will be on view at the MIT Museum April 13-September 1
Mapping the early history of the moon
March 7, 2013In 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
Higher-ed leaders meet to discuss future of online education
March 6, 2013Innovative pedagogical techniques and the effects of online-learning tools on on-campus education subjects of conversation at MIT- and Harvard-led summit.
Nate Silver presents forecasting work as antidote to ‘terrible’ political pundits
March 1, 2013In MIT talk, celebrated election forecaster offers critique of media, advice to students and hints about his future projects.
Former banking executive reflects on launch and rise of the ATM
February 28, 2013John Reed talks about the challenges and opportunities of working with a complex sociotechnical system.
MIT hosts American Junior Academy of Science delegates
February 21, 2013The Institution provides day’s worth of activities for more than 200 conference attendees.
AAAS annual meeting puts MIT science and technology on display
February 19, 2013The 2013 conference, held last week in Boston, featured research presentations, hands-on demonstrations.
Columnist discusses financial literacy at SWIM event
February 19, 2013Heather McGregor, Financial Times columnist and author, spoke to the Sloan Women in Management club.
Women's basketball squad meets with WNBA executive
February 15, 2013Paula Madison, chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles Sparks, discussed sports gender issues with MIT athletes.
What’s the cost and financial value of college?
February 8, 2013At MIT, experts say evidence shows the payoff from college education remains high.
CSAIL launches entrepreneurship initiative
February 7, 2013Aims to help students turn computer science ideas into successful technology startups
MLK Jr. Breakfast addresses elements of meritocracy
February 6, 2013Annual gathering features talks by former NBC executive as well as MIT students and administrators.
Flextronics joins MIT Forum Advisory Board
January 18, 2013One of world’s largest manufacturing and supply chain solutions companies will collaborate with board on industry challenges and opportunities.