MIT News 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 18, 2022 Nilma Dominique aims to build community and nourish the soul Dominique was one of four honorees recently awarded an MLK Jr. Leadership Award. Mar 16, 2022 Jonathan Schwarz appointed director of MIT Institutional Research Former associate director succeeds founding director Lydia Snover; MIT 2022 Quality of Life Survey launches. Mar 16, 2022 How artificial intelligence can help combat systemic racism MLK Visiting Professor S. Craig Watkins looks beyond algorithm bias to an AI future where models more effectively deal with systemic inequality. 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. Mar 04, 2022 Fostering research and mentorship in materials science Online MICRO internship program brings remote opportunities to undergrads. Mar 03, 2022 3 Questions: Fotini Christia on racial equity and data science A new MIT-wide effort launched by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society uses social science and computation to address systemic racism. Mar 02, 2022 New book celebrates trailblazing MIT physicist Mildred Dresselhaus “Carbon Queen” explores how the Institute Professor transformed our understanding of the physical world and made science and engineering more accessible to all. Feb 24, 2022 Festival of Learning centers on guiding students from surviving to thriving The annual event aims to realize the promise of "new normal" education through community and technology. Feb 23, 2022 Alan Grossman to step down as head of the Department of Biology Grossman led the biology community for eight years, increasing faculty diversity, support for outreach programs and graduate students. Feb 15, 2022 Conversations at the front line of climate Novel communications infrastructure from the MIT Civic Design Initiative aims to support communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. Feb 15, 2022 Eddie Glaude Jr.: “We must run toward our fears” Annual MLK celebration at MIT features call to confront America’s history of racism in order to move forward. Feb 10, 2022 The MIT Press and Brown University Library launch book series “On Seeing” The series will examine understudied questions at the intersection of visual culture and subjects such as race, care, decolonization, privilege, and precarity. Feb 08, 2022 3 Questions: Kuheli Dutt reflects on diversity in science Assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the MIT School of Science answers three questions about the work ahead. Feb 03, 2022 An honor that empowers change Pressman Awards inspire undergraduate engagement in politics and policy, and sometimes a complete pivot in direction. Jan 20, 2022 MIT School of Engineering unveils the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Distinguished Speaker Series Gilda Barabino, president of Olin College of Engineering and professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, inaugurates the new series. Jan 11, 2022 The promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence explored at TEDxMIT event MIT scientists discuss the future of AI with applications across many sectors, as a tool that can be both beneficial and harmful. Jan 02, 2022 Kerstin Perez is searching the cosmos for signs of dark matter “There need to be more building blocks than the ones we know about,” says the particle physicist. Dec 22, 2021 MIT in the media: 2021 in review MIT community members made headlines around the world for their innovative approaches to addressing problems local and global. Dec 22, 2021 MIT community in 2021: A year in review Top Institute stories dealt with the return to campus and continued response to Covid-19, MIT’s commitments to climate action, its support of a diverse community, and more. Dec 17, 2021 Shirley McBay, former MIT dean of student affairs and leading advocate for diversity, dies at 86 The trailblazing Black mathematician fought to bring more students from underrepresented groups into science and engineering fields. Dec 17, 2021 Adding depth to the popular discussion of transgender rights Professor Edward Schiappa’s new book carefully surveys recent public debates about a vital societal issue. Dec 17, 2021 Expanding the conversation about sustainability Senior Stacy Godfreey-Igwe seeks to make marginalized communities more visible in the fight against climate change.