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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Symposium - Panel 1

Video: MIT TechTV

"Perspectives on the Unfolding Spill: What happened, coping with the oil, evidence of the environmental impacts of the event"
Moderator: Maria Zuber Eric Adams (Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering) - Plumes and mixing Elizabeth Kujawinski (Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI) -- Dispersants Alex Slocum (Professor, Mechanical Engineering) -- Engineering processes for stopping the spill Jerry Milgram (Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering) -- Oil spill collection



Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Symposium - Panel 2

Video: MIT TechTV

"Planning the Response: Establishing the impacts and identifying the parties at risk"
Moderator: Amy Glasmeier Wyman Briggs (Preparedness Specialist, US Coast Guard) - Preparedness and response Earthea Nance (Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies, University of New Orleans) James Dien Bui (Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation) - Organizing a coalition of fish/seafood harvesters



Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Symposium - Panel 3

Video: MIT TechTV

"Moving Ahead: Engineering Challenges of Deep Water Drilling and Future Oil Resource Recovery"
Moderator: Andrew Whittle Nancy Leveson (Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics) -- Reducing accidents in the oil and gas industry Roland Pellenq (Visiting Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering), -- Materials Kim Vandiver (Dean for Undergraduate Research & Professor, Mechanical Engineering) -- Drilling and production in deepwater


Outer space suits

Video: MIT Museum

Research by the MIT Space Policy and Society group has the possibility of shaping the most important human space policy decisions in a generation. On view in this exhibit is the space suit designed by Professor Dava Newman, as well as other artifacts relating to exploration of outer space.


McGovern Institute

Video: John Rubin Productions/McGovern Institute; additional editing: Melanie Gonick

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is led by a team of world-renowned neuroscientists committed to meeting two great challenges of modern science: understanding how the brain works and discovering new ways to prevent and treat brain disorders.


Modeled phytoplankton types on cubed sphere

Animations: Oliver Jahn, Chris Hill, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, and Mick Follows (MIT) and the ECCO2 Project (MIT/NASA)

Dominant phytoplankton types during 1994-1998 from a high-resolution ocean and ecosystem model. Colors represent the most dominant type of phytoplankton at a given location.