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MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
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Mars Global Surveyor transmits first three-dimensional picture of Mars’ north pole, team led by Professor Maria Zuber, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences

Peter Kim of MIT and Whitehead Institute leads team in discovery of a drug to prevent HIV infection

Premier Zhu Rongji
of China at MIT

Premier Zhu Rongji

Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the School of Science published with leadership by Nancy Hopkins, professor of biology.
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Nancy Hopkins

MIT launches $1.5 billion capital campaign, “Calculated Risks, Creative Revolutions”

Renovations made to Baker House, student residence designed by Alvar Aalto in 1948

“Pharmacy on a chip,” a microchip for drug delivery, produced by team including professors Michael Cima of materials science and engineering, and Robert Langer of chemical and biomedical engineering

Jan Wampler, professor of architecture, and students design housing for thousands left homeless by Turkish earthquake

Jan Wampler

MIT grad students top nation in National Science Foundation grants