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MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
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year 2000

Neville Hogan, professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences, presents Manus, a robot to aid physical therapy for stroke victims

Annual 2.007 robot design contest celebrates 30 years

annual 2.007 robot design contest

Alan Fenn, Lincoln Lab senior staff, invents breast cancer treatment using microwave technology once aimed at detecting missiles

Dava Newman and David Miller, professors of aeronautics and astronautics, test “spheres” — mini satellites for robotic repair

spheres: mini satellites for robotic repair

Draft sequence of human genome completed. Single largest contributor was MIT-Whitehead Center for Genome Research, founded and directed by Eric Lander, professor of Biology

100 best companies for working mothersMIT named one of 100 best companies for working mothers

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Non-Fiction awarded to John Dower, professor of history, for “Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II”

John Dower

MIT and Caltech launch Voting Technology Project

Cambridge-MIT Institute established

George W. Bush wins US presidential election