massachusetts institute of technology

MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

year 1994

Robotuna, first robotic version
of the tuna, anticipates new mini-submarines. The robot was designed by Michael S. Triantafyllou, professor of ocean engineering, and an MIT research team


Nelson Mandela elected president
of South Africa

CASPAR homeless shelter, built by MIT, opens on Albany Street

Charles M. Vest appointed to President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Nobel Prize in physics shared by Professor Clifford Shull and colleague for the development of neutron scattering for the study of matter

Professor Evelynn Hammonds co-chairs first-of-its-kind national conference on black women in academia

Evelynn Hammonds

Top quark, the last of the subatomic particles believed to be the building blocks of matter, discovered by 18 MIT scientists among Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) team

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) established at MIT, directed by Timothy Berners-Lee, senior research scientist, Lab for Computer Science

Timothy Berners-Lee

Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation established