MIT News Oct 04, 2022 A diploma, a discovery, and an historic legacy The restored diploma of Robert Robinson Taylor, MIT’s first Black graduate — presented by his great-granddaughter Valerie Jarrett — highlights connections between the Institute and Tuskegee University. Sep 29, 2022 Providing new pathways for neuroscience research and education Payton Dupuis finds new scientific interests and career opportunities through MIT summer research program in biology. Sep 22, 2022 Through mentorship, a deeper understanding of brain cancer metabolism grows As an MSRP-Bio student in the Vander Heiden lab, Alejandra Rosario helped to reveal how cancer cells maintain access to materials they need to grow. Sep 21, 2022 Empowering Cambridge youth through data activism Mayor’s youth employment program brought local high schoolers to MIT this summer. Sep 15, 2022 The economics of missed opportunities Danielle Li takes a close look at scientific practices and organizational decisions — and provides data about improving them. Sep 01, 2022 MIT releases strategic action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition New initiatives will build on the Institute’s culture of excellence while enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the MIT community. Aug 30, 2022 3 Questions: Thea Keith-Lucas on ministering to the MIT community Chaplain to the Institute and associate dean of the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life reflects on the office’s priorities and how the community still surprises her. Aug 24, 2022 Building better batteries, faster PhD student Pablo Leon uses machine learning to expedite research on novel battery materials, while helping newer students navigate graduate school. Aug 23, 2022 Bridging careers in aerospace manufacturing and fusion energy, with a focus on intentional inclusion Joy Dunn ’08 helps solve the world’s greatest climate challenges while creating an open and equitable working environment. Aug 16, 2022 Wesley Harris elected vice president of National Academy of Engineering The distinguished professor of aeronautics and astronautics will continue to champion diversity in engineering in the new role. Aug 11, 2022 Teachers learn radar basics in LLRISE outreach program Esmeralda Hernandez and Liz Raine will bring lessons and hands-on activities from the Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers back to their high schools. Aug 10, 2022 Leveraging computational tools to enhance product design Graduate student Jana Saadi works on making the product design process more creative and inclusive. Aug 02, 2022 Why it’s a problem that pulse oximeters don’t work as well on patients of color New research ties inaccuracies in pulse oximeter readings to racial disparities in treatment and outcomes. Aug 01, 2022 Christopher Capozzola named senior associate dean for open learning Distinguished professor and public history advocate will oversee open education offerings and campus-focused services. Jul 26, 2022 The hub of the local robotics industry MassRobotics, a nonprofit founded by several MIT alumni, is advancing an industry that will play an increasingly important role in our lives. Jul 21, 2022 Community abounds as Sidney-Pacific Residence Hall celebrates 20 years The largest graduate residence on MIT’s campus builds communities with its “helper culture.” Jul 20, 2022 A technique to improve both fairness and accuracy in artificial intelligence Methods that make a machine-learning model’s predictions more accurate overall can reduce accuracy for underrepresented subgroups. A new approach can help. Jul 14, 2022 MIT welcomes eight MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2022-23 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty. Jul 13, 2022 Your friendly neighborhood architect Graduate student Justin Brazier lends his design skills to community projects in the Greater Boston neighborhoods where he grew up. Jul 12, 2022 The challenges and triumphs of the graduate experience Recent doctoral graduates from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering reflect on how they overcame challenges during their time as graduate students. Jul 11, 2022 MIT Libraries staff honored with 2022 Infinite Mile Awards Seventeen staffers lauded for providing outstanding service, supporting their colleagues, and exemplifying the Libraries’ values. Jun 01, 2022 Inaugural Day of AI brings new digital literacy to classrooms worldwide Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum. Jun 01, 2022 Novelist Elizabeth Acevedo's work reflects the rich stories, traditions, and cultures of the Caribbean diaspora MIT Reads event moderated by Nailah Smith ’22 delights MIT audience. May 23, 2022 Living Climate Futures initiative showcases holistic approach to the climate crisis Natural world philosophies are a source of solutions. May 23, 2022 21st annual MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge supports students leading social innovation IDEAS awards more than $50,000 in grants across six student-led teams to develop projects addressing social and environmental challenges. May 19, 2022 3 Questions: Provost Cynthia Barnhart on MIT's community of excellence Provost Barnhart talks about the connection between diversity and excellence. May 18, 2022 MIT community stands together against hate Faculty, staff, and students come together in solidarity, to acknowledge the victims of the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting. May 18, 2022 Living better with algorithms Graduate student Sarah Cen explores the interplay between humans and artificial intelligence systems, to help build accountability and trust. May 17, 2022 MIT Sloan students learn about civil rights history with a tour of the Deep South Independent study provides an opportunity to enhance understanding, share learnings with the MIT community. May 12, 2022 Connecting MIT students with women leading in semiconductors Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Women’s Leadership Initiative highlights career opportunities for women in hard technology. Apr 25, 2022 An expanded commitment to Indigenous scholarship and community at MIT New measures build on insights from a course on the Indigenous history of the Institute, now in its third semester. Apr 24, 2022 Tackling chemical synthesis and advocacy PhD student Azin Saebi develops chemical tools for bioconjugation and works to improve diversity and inclusion at MIT. Apr 19, 2022 In the history lab, delving into the South Asian experience at MIT Students in 21H.S04 explore stories of students and faculty from South Asia via oral histories and the Institute Archives/Distinctive Collections. Apr 19, 2022 MIT Global Languages celebrates students’ diversity Over 60 MIT undergraduates came together for “Heritage Meets Heritage” event. Apr 19, 2022 Global MIT launches the Africa Distinguished Visitors Program The program’s inaugural honoree, Professor Mohamed H. A. Hassan, president of the World Academy of Sciences, recently visited MIT. Apr 13, 2022 MIT Schwarzman College of Computing unveils Break Through Tech AI New program strives to bridge the talent gap for underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Apr 12, 2022 MIT’s FutureMakers programs help kids get their minds around — and hands on — AI The programs are designed to foster an understanding of how artificial intelligence technologies work, including their social implications. Apr 08, 2022 Bridging communities to reimagine cultural preservation Roots Studio, founded by Rebecca Hui SM ’17, helps rural communities license their art to brands around the world. Apr 04, 2022 At MIT, women take the lead on student teams Women strengthen MIT Edgerton Center rocketry, motorsports, and solar vehicle teams with diverse perspectives. Apr 01, 2022 “Diverse people lead to diverse ideas” As he works toward a career in aerospace engineering, senior Devin Johnson uplifts others along the way. Mar 30, 2022 Kickback Series: A Black at MIT Sloan experience MIT Sloan Black Business Students Association (BBSA) launches a four-part podcast series chronicling the stories of four Black at Sloan students and alumni. Mar 30, 2022 “Yulia’s Dream” to support young, at-risk Ukrainian students of mathematics MIT Department of Mathematics launches a free math enrichment and research program for Ukrainian high school students and refugees. Mar 23, 2022 Leading industry toward sustainability and equity Combining her drive for sustainability, innovation, and diversity, Janelle Heslop MBA ’19, SM ’19 leads a $1B project to drive impact in operations. Mar 22, 2022 Lawrence Udeigwe uses elegant math to understand complex systems of the brain Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar bridges disciplines to translate vision into elegant math and neuroscience theory. Mar 21, 2022 3 Questions: Jackson Lu on the “bamboo ceiling” in some graduate schools Research finds ethnic East Asians often struggle with the Socratic pedagogy of U.S. business schools and law schools. Mar 21, 2022 Finding her way to fusion Zoe Fisher's undergraduate research journey leads to a role working on the SPARC tokamak. Mar 18, 2022 Q&A: Latifah Hamzah ’12 on creating sustainable solutions in Malaysia and beyond Alum seeks reliable and environmentally sensitive water and sanitation solutions for the developing world. Mar 08, 2022 Chiamaka Agbasi-Porter: Inspiring futures in STEM Lincoln Laboratory's K–12 outreach coordinator opens doors to opportunities and instills lasting confidence in students. Mar 04, 2022 Q&A: Climate Grand Challenges finalists on building equity and fairness into climate solutions Faculty leaders discuss the opportunities and obstacles in developing, scaling, and implementing their work rapidly. Mar 04, 2022 Finding joy through art and advocacy Senior Tanner Bonner creates connections across MIT to give voice to first-generation and low-income students.