MIT News Dec 04, 2023 3 Questions: Laura Beretsky on living and learning with epilepsy The MITES grant writer’s new book details her experience with epilepsy and offers lessons for creating a welcoming environment for workers with all kinds of health conditions. Nov 30, 2023 High school students gain skills by working on digital learning materials MIT Digital Learning Lab and Empowr pilot a new internship program. Nov 29, 2023 Everything, everywhere all at once Cosmologist and MLK Scholar Morgane König uses gravitational waves to study the universe’s origins, inflation, and present trajectory. Nov 22, 2023 Judgment, reason, and the university MIT’s Malick Ghachem extends the “Dialogues across Differences” lecture series with a talk about the past and present of university politics. Nov 17, 2023 Celebrating diversity and cultural connections At a “Heritage Meets Heritage” event, MIT students enjoy conversations, trivia, and delicacies from around the world. Nov 15, 2023 Future Leaders in Aerospace prepares the next generation for research careers The 2023 symposium offered candid insights and practical advice for aeronautical and astronautical engineers interested in pursuing academia. Nov 15, 2023 Professor Emeritus Willard R. Johnson, political scientist who specialized in African studies, dies at 87 A pioneering Black faculty member, Johnson was also a major supporter of the anti-apartheid movement at the Institute. Nov 08, 2023 The Beaver visits Father Sky: Meet MIT’s First Nations Launch team MIT Doya blasted their first rocket to a height of 1,290 meters, placing second at the 2023 First Nations Launch contest. The team is now gearing up for a 2024 launch. Nov 07, 2023 Centering feminism Professor Lerna Ekmekcioglu investigates marginalized women and potential empowerment. Nov 06, 2023 Robert van der Hilst to step down as head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Professor led EAPS for more than a decade, cultivating a focus on Earth systems, planets, climate science, and the origins of life. Nov 01, 2023 The power of representation and connectivity in STEM education Bridging Talents and Opportunities event serves as an outreach initiative for the Latin community. Oct 26, 2023 Making genetic prediction models more inclusive MIT computer scientists developed a way to calculate polygenic scores that makes them more accurate for people across diverse ancestries. Oct 25, 2023 Eight high school teams named Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams for 2023-24 In 20 years of uplifting young inventors, the program has enabled 17 InvenTeam projects to earn US patents. Oct 20, 2023 Opening pathways for future supply chain leaders Maria Jesus Saenz of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics is dedicated to advancing future leaders, and to supporting women, in supply chain management. Oct 20, 2023 Building on an enduring bond Tuskegee University and MIT deepen a connection that’s existed from the start. Oct 05, 2023 MIT SHASS Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship Program welcomes 2023-24 class The fellowship program enhances diversity in SHASS and provides fellows with professional support and mentoring. Sep 27, 2023 MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2023-24 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty. Sep 22, 2023 On the hunt for sustainable materials PhD student Avni Singhal uses computational tools to help design new materials that address environmental challenges. Sep 20, 2023 Bringing design justice to the classroom and workplace Project shares ways to create community around design equity, ethics, and justice. Sep 12, 2023 Empowering the next generation of philosophers through diversity and inclusion Held annually at MIT, the PIKSI-Boston program brings together students from groups underrepresented in the field of philosophy. Sep 05, 2023 Elsa Olivetti appointed associate dean of engineering Materials science and engineering faculty member will oversee key programs and initiatives across the MIT School of Engineering. Sep 01, 2023 Fast-tracking fusion energy’s arrival with AI and accessibility MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center will receive DoE support to improve access to fusion data and increase workforce diversity. Aug 31, 2023 Kimberly Rose Bennett awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellows are selected for their promise as future leaders in their scientific fields and for their commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Aug 29, 2023 Incoming MIT students surprise President Kornbluth with “Barbis” installation For Interphase EDGE/x participants, a life-sized Barbie-themed TARDIS prompts reflections on social norms. Aug 25, 2023 Denzil Streete named senior associate dean and director of the Office of Graduate Education “Natural collaborator and advocate for students” will oversee the educational experience of the Institute’s 7,000 graduate students. Aug 16, 2023 Summer research offers a springboard to advanced studies Three graduate students forged a path to the same Picower Institute lab through participating in the MIT Summer Research Program in Biology and Neuroscience. Aug 15, 2023 3 Questions: Noah Nathan and Ariel White on Global Diversity Lab summer internships The first cohort of interns reflects a range of political science talent and potential. Aug 14, 2023 A new way to evaluate the impact of medical research Evaluating articles and journals using a new “diversity index” could promote a wider range of perspectives and better global health outcomes, researchers say. Aug 09, 2023 Freeman Hrabowski encourages students to “hold fast to dreams” and take time for laughter In a visit to MIT, the educator and author led a lively and inspiring Q&A with students. Aug 01, 2023 Leading business past dollars and cents Annabel Flores ’99, MBA ’03, SM ’03, a Raytheon executive, is an example of what happens when business and personal goals meet to reach people — not just the bottom line. Jul 20, 2023 MIT Libraries staff honored with 2023 Infinite Mile Awards Twenty staffers recognized for providing valuable service to the MIT community, strengthening organizational culture, and uplifting their colleagues. Jul 17, 2023 Understanding viral justice Author and African American studies scholar Ruha Benjamin urges MIT Libraries staff to “re-imagine the default settings” of technology for a more just future. Jul 14, 2023 On a mission to uplift others and save the endangered Marma language For Rani Ukhengching Marma from Bangladesh, protecting the Indigenous language also means preserving her culture, traditional knowledge, and generational wisdom. Jul 10, 2023 Tiera Fletcher ’17: Finding the purpose that propels us The aerospace engineer, mentor, and author talks motivation and representation with MIT Libraries staff. Jun 29, 2023 Studies at the intersection of equity, computing, and education “The work I’m doing is deeply rooted in the belief that you can plant seeds in people,” says graduate student Cecilé Sadler. Jun 27, 2023 Exploring the unexpected social questions behind everyday medical devices An MIT anthropology course encourages students to envision more equitable device design. Jun 22, 2023 MIT PhD student enhances STEM education in underrepresented communities in Puerto Rico Through her organization, Sprouting, Taylor Baum is empowering teachers to teach coding and computer science in their classrooms and communities. Jun 21, 2023 Charlie Farquhar: Forger of chemical and social bonds While developing targeted drug-delivery methods, the PhD student advocates for inclusion, belonging, and collaboration. Jun 14, 2023 Finding the heat Poet Joshua Bennett invites MIT students to gather around Black American poetry. Jun 12, 2023 MIT PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge grants more than $60,000 to student-led teams to address pressing societal issues The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center's IDEAS program empowers teams partnering with communities to tackle a range of social challenges. Jun 09, 2023 Inaugural symposium draws diverse science, underrepresented voices to MIT Catalyst Symposium is part of an effort to bring outstanding postdocs from underrepresented backgrounds in science to engage with MIT community members. Jun 06, 2023 Evolution through example and action Forty-one women were selected as 2023 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence, organized by the MIT Office of Graduate Education. May 31, 2023 Driven to driverless Cindy Alejandra Heredia’s journey from Laredo, Texas, took her to leading the MIT autonomous vehicle team and to an MBA from MIT Sloan. May 19, 2023 First-of-its-kind Indigenous immersive incubator gathers on MIT campus Over the course of four days, Indigenous delegates collaborated on immersive technology with MIT community members. May 11, 2023 Laying the foundation to diversify the economics field and center racial equity in economics research J-PAL North America is developing a strategic vision — informed by a new racial equity advisory committee — to advance inclusion, prioritize racial equity in research, and promote equitable and inclusive research practices in its network. May 09, 2023 3 Questions: Per Urlaub on MIT Global Languages Urlaub discusses the growing popularity of language programs at the Institute. May 09, 2023 Seychelle Vos and Hernandez Moura Silva named HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars The program supports early-career faculty who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. May 08, 2023 MIT HUMANS project breaks down borders, empowering global voices to reach for the stars The HUMANS nanowafer, an MIT Space Exploration Initiative student-led project, will travel to the ISS this month, and later to the moon, carrying messages in more than 64 languages from over 80 countries. May 01, 2023 The measuring tape heard round the world Professor Emerita Nancy Hopkins and journalist Kate Zernike discuss the past, present, and future of women at MIT and beyond. Apr 12, 2023 Understanding our place in the universe Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar Brian Nord trains machines to explore the cosmos and fights for equity in research.