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Sep 21, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Sueños (in English, dreamsof the past or future; a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal)

A participatory architectural installation created with the participation of three MIT faculty is featured in the Mextrópoli Architecture and City Festival (September 21-25, 2022), one of the largest architecture exhibitions in Latin America. The installation will be on view until October 2.

Sep 09, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Their range of disciplines showcases the breadth of research and scholarship across the School

Five faculty in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning have been recognized with tenure for their significant contributions to the School, effective July 1, 2022. 

Sep 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Mel King Community Fellows from MIT's Community Innovators Lab meet in Berlin to examine the German elder care model.

MIT CoLab

Sep 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

At MIT, social networks with “weak ties,” which help foster new ideas, declined during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the Senseable City Lab report.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News Office

The debate over what is lost when remote work replaces an in-person workplace just got an infusion of much-needed data. According to a study conducted at MIT, when workers go remote, the types of work relationships that encourage innovation tend to be hard hit.

Sep 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Separating densely packed molecules before imaging allows them to become visible for the first time.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Inside a living cell, proteins and other molecules are often tightly packed together. These dense clusters can be difficult to image because the fluorescent labels used to make them visible can’t wedge themselves in between the molecules.

Sep 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Justin Steil

MIT urbanist Justin Steil studies how law and policy are used to replicate social divisions in the use of land.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Sep 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

MITdesignX presents ventures from the accelerator's sixth cohort.

Maria Iacobo  | School of Architecture and Planning

Aug 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

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DesignIntelligence in 2022

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Aug 09, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

In a new book, Associate Professor Gabriella Carolini emphasizes that equitable partnership on the ground delivers the best results in the Global South.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Aug 08, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Amanda Strong (’02) leading a campus tour of MIT for REEX students.

Program introduces the real estate industry to underrepresented high school students to help increase diversity in its ranks and encourage dreams of future cities

By Maria Iacobo

Twenty high school students from across the U.S. will have an uncommon topic for the proverbial “what I did on my summer vacation” essay. Their two weeks at MIT in late June introduced them to an industry and career paths that they most likely would not have been exposed to and, more important, to an industry with a glaring lack of diversity.

Aug 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The MIT Mobility Initiative welcomes five inaugural industry members to advance safe, clean, and inclusive mobility.

School of Engineering | School of Architecture and Planning

Aug 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty. Tawanna Dillahunt, an associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, will join DUSP in September.

Beatriz Cantada | Institute Community and Equity Office

Jul 24, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Graduate student Justin Brazier lends his design skills to community projects in the Greater Boston neighborhoods where he grew up.

Rachel Yang | MIT News correspondent

Justin Brazier didn’t always know that his path in life would take him right back home.

Brazier grew up with two brothers in a tight-knit family in Randolph, Massachusetts, two cities south of Boston. His parents, who are Haitian immigrants, had also grown up in the Boston area and met each other there.

Jul 24, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer’s activities, like walking, running, and jumping.

Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions.

Jul 24, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

This robotic system uses radio frequency signals, computer vision, and complex reasoning to efficiently find items hidden under a pile.

By Adam Zewe | MIT News Office

For humans, finding a lost wallet buried under a pile of items is pretty straightforward — we simply remove things from the pile until we find the wallet. But for a robot, this task involves complex reasoning about the pile and objects in it, which presents a steep challenge.

Jul 24, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Master’s student Chelsi Cocking combines her love for computer science and design in her research and outreach efforts at the Media Lab.

By Rachel Yang | MIT News correspondent

Chelsi Cocking is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the human body with the help of computers. For her work, she develops sophisticated software to use as her artistic tools, including facial detection techniques, body tracking software, and machine learning algorithms.

Jul 24, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Alumni-founded Quipu Market offers loans and other financial services to entrepreneurs through its online marketplace.

By Zach Winn | MIT News Office

Jul 22, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Department of Architecture doctoral candidate Lavender Tessmer has advanced the process to produce textiles that can be individually customized.

Maria Iacobo | School of Architecture and Planning

Jul 22, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Researchers address issues of the 150 million people worldwide who will be forced to uproot due to climate change in the next 30 years

By Michael Blanding/MIT Spectrum

Jul 12, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Gabriella Y. Carolini

DUSP professor’s work focuses on international collaboration on development in urban communities in Africa 

By Maria Iacobo

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Jungwoo Chun

PhD student Jungwoo Chun works toward a more sustainable future through research, teaching, and public service.

Jungwoo Chun makes surprising discoveries about sustainability initiatives by zooming in on local communities.

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A study shows that yeast, an abundant waste product from breweries, can filter out even trace amounts of lead.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Earning the top spot for the 11th straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas.

MIT News Office

MIT has again been named the world’s top university by the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. This is the 11th year in a row MIT has received this distinction.

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Projects from a new MIT urban studies and planning course speak to the impact of increased longevity on systems and markets.

Adam Felts | MIT AgeLab

A pop-up hearing aid exposition called HearWeAre. A travel agency that matches older and younger travelers for group adventures. An app that guides outgoing hospital patients through every step of the discharge process.

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

MISTI Global Seed Funds program provides millions of dollars to advance international collaborations for MIT faculty

By MISTI

For the most creative minds to work together to solve the world’s greatest challenges, it is essential for global collaboration to be unencumbered by distance. The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Funds (GSF) program enables participating faculty teams to collaborate across borders with international partners to develop and launch joint research projects.

Jun 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Ibuki Iwasaki

Senior Ibuki Iwasaki seeks creative ways to design technology that considers the human user.

Alli Armijo | MIT News correspondent

Ibuki Iwasaki came to MIT without a clear idea of what she wanted to major in, but that changed during the spring of her first year, when she left her comfort zone and enrolled in 4.02A (Introduction to Design). For the final project, her group had to make a modular structure out of foam blocks, producing a design with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional components.

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.

Katherine Ouellette | MIT Open Learning

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Student project “116 x 31” transforms an iconic building on MIT’s campus with a large-scale interactive installation.

Ken Shulman | Arts at MIT

It’s known on campus as “The Sponge.” But last month, undergraduate design major Karyn Nakamura transformed the iconic façade of Simmons Hall into a scintillating interactive canvas.

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Delegation meets campus leaders, with an eye toward AI applications and the Icelandic language.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, visited MIT on Friday, engaging in talks with several campus leaders and professors, and touring the Media Lab.

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Delegation meets campus leaders, with an eye toward AI applications and the Icelandic language.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, visited MIT on Friday, engaging in talks with several campus leaders and professors, and touring the Media Lab.

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Twenty winning projects will link industry member priorities with research groups across campus to develop scalable climate solutions.

Molly Chase | Climate and Sustainability Consortium

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) has awarded 20 projects a total of $5 million over two years in its first-ever 2022 MCSC Seed Awards program. The winning projects are led by principal investigators across all five of MIT’s schools.

Jun 02, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The grants total over $1 million in support of research that addresses issues in the water and food sectors.

Carolyn Blais | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT has awarded eight MIT principal investigators with 2022 J-WAFS seed grants. The grants support innovative MIT research that has the potential to have significant impact on water- and food-related challenges.

May 23, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Miguel Davila Uzcategui of CoHAB and judges.

Annual “Pitch Day” showcases innovative designs that deliver improved quality of life 

By Maria Iacobo

May 13, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space Station.

Jennifer Chu/MIT News Office

May 09, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Newsha Ghaeli

The self-described “interloper” found her passion and met life-long friends while working as a research fellow at DUSP’s Senseable City Lab

By Maria Iacobo

Never underestimate the value of a summer internship. Newsha Ghaeli’s summer research position at the MIT Senseable City Lab in 2012 started her on a journey she never would have imagined. 

May 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

(Left to right) Kerry Emanuel, Miho Mazereeuw, and Paul O'Gorman.

To better inform local policy in the face of changing weather extremes, MIT researchers seek to advance the modeling of long-term weather risks.

Paige Colley | School of Science

May 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The programs are designed to foster an understanding of how artificial intelligence technologies work, including their social implications.

Kim Patch/MIT Media Lab

May 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

In MIT Mobility Forum talk, experts discuss a future for vehicle automation that lets technology and drivers interact.

By Peter Dizikes/MIT News Office

Here’s the scenario: A driver falls asleep at the wheel. But their car is equipped with a dashboard camera that detects the driver’s eye condition, activating a safety system that promptly guides the vehicle to a secure halt.

Apr 11, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The portfolio of multiyear projects focuses on delivering breakthrough solutions.

MIT News Office

MIT today announced the five flagship projects selected in its first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition. These multiyear projects will define a dynamic research agenda focused on unraveling some of the toughest unsolved climate problems and bringing high-impact, science-based solutions to the world on an accelerated basis.

Apr 11, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

In the remote desert of Nevada, an MIT team designs shelter for all species.
By Anya Ventura

Apr 11, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The Institute also ranks second in two subject areas.

MIT News Office

MIT has earned a No. 1 spot in 12 subject areas, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2022, announced today.

Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

In his book, “New Industrial Urbanism,” Eran Ben-Joseph looks at the evolving form and function of 21st-century cities.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Kista Science City, just north of Stockholm, is Sweden’s version of Silicon Valley. Anchored by a few big firms and a university, it has become northern Europe’s main high-tech center, with housing mixed in so that people live and work in the same general area.

Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
Faculty leaders detail promising technologies, materials, and methods that could help unlock a low-carbon future in sectors where emissions are hardest to cut.
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
A new study reveals how MIT’s campus design and architecture influence interaction among researchers.
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
Study suggests how much competition in the urban ride market can grow before gridlock sets in.
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
Study uses social media to measure how much sentiment has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, worldwide.
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A new approach enables architects to use discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in their structures.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative

Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
New effort empowers MIT researchers to shape real estate’s future and build responsibly and sustainably. 
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Faculty leaders discuss the opportunities and obstacles in developing, scaling, and implementing their work rapidly.

MIT News Office

Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Senior Tanner Bonner creates connections across MIT to give voice to first-generation and low-income students.

By Alli Armijo | MIT News correspondent

Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
Thirty-six million people in the U.S. use an energy system developed by a handful of activists in the 1990s. An MIT scholar examines this unusual story.
 
Apr 04, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Akasha Imaging, an MIT Media Lab spinout, provides efficient and cost-effective imaging with higher-resolution feature detection, tracking, and pose orientation.

By Steve Calechman | MIT Startup Exchange

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization.

Director-General of the World Trade Organization and MIT alumna will address the Class of 2022 on May 27.

By Kathy Wren

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78, PhD ’81, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former finance minister of Nigeria, will deliver the address at the OneMIT Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 27.

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

 Image: MIT News, stock image

Collaboration with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston yields progress in understanding how a digital currency might be developed in the future.

By Peter Dizikes

In collaboration with a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT experts have begun designing and testing technical research through which further examination of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) can be performed in the U.S.

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Jinhua Zhao

Remote workers have been seeking new types of workspaces, with implications for business and transit.

By Peter Dizikes

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

MIT scientist Rosalind Picard collaborates with clinicians to develop tools for mental health care delivery.

Alison Gold | Danny Gross | Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

MIT experiment finds people will respond to cues from neighbors about activities and risk preferences.

By Peter Dizikes

In these pandemic-affected times, concern about Covid-19 can make it hard to know when to take part in “normal,” prepandemic activities. That may be especially true this winter, with the Omicron virus variant spreading and its severity still being studied.

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

As dean for digital learning at MIT, Cynthia Breazeal will lead corporate education efforts, helping to grow the existing portfolio of online professional courses, content libraries, and bootcamps, while looking more holistically at the needs of companies and professionals to identify areas of convergence and innovation.

Overseeing business and research units across MIT Open Learning, Breazeal will focus on the future of digital technologies and their applications in education.

MIT Open Learning

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Collective intelligence methodology identifies key findings to accelerate the pace of innovation and build health resilience.

By MIT Center for Collective Intelligence | MIT Media Lab

The Covid-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the life science ecosystem, uniting the scientific community with a common purpose and re-imagining pathways to address global health challenges.

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A new MIT study could help designers create voice-user interfaces that are more engaging and more likely to be used by members of a family in the home, while also improving the transparency of these devices.
Credits: Image: Photograph courtesy of the researchers; edited by MIT News

The more social behaviors a voice-user interface exhibits, the more likely people are to trust it, engage with it, and consider it to be competent.

By Adam Zewe

A family gathers around their kitchen island to unbox the digital assistant they just purchased. They will be more likely to trust this new voice-user interface, which might be a smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa or a social robot like Jibo, if it exhibits some humanlike social behaviors, according to a new study by researchers in MIT’s Media Lab.

Mar 15, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Elizabeth Yarina (left), a doctoral student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Courtney Lesoon, a doctoral student in the Department of Architecture, have been awarded Fulbright-Hays Scholarships to support their full-time dissertation research abroad.

Prestigious grants will support full-time doctoral research abroad for the MIT architecture and urban planning students.

By Maria Iacobo

Two MIT doctoral students in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning have received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. Courtney Lesoon and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Yarina are the first awardees from MIT in more than a decade.

Mar 14, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The MIT Morningside Academy for Design will be housed in the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). The Metropolitan Warehouse, large brick building at center right, is undergoing renovation and will be the new home of the Department of Architecture and other units of SA+P.
Credits: Photo: AboveSummit, Christopher Harting

Supported by a $100 million founding gift, the academy will deepen the integration of design across the Institute and beyond.

By Peter Dizikes

MIT President L. Rafael Reif today announced the creation of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design, a major interdisciplinary center that will build on the Institute’s leadership in design-focused education and become a global hub for design research, thinking, and entrepreneurship.

Feb 17, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

SA+P Advanced Degree Ceremonies 2022

The SA+P Commencement Ceremony took place on Thursday, May 26th at Kresge Auditorium. You can watch the event here.
We were pleased to have Newsha Ghaeli join us as our speaker.

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Jan 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Using a new robotic platform, researchers can simultaneously track hundreds of microbial populations as they evolve new proteins or other molecules.

By Anne Trafton

Natural evolution is a slow process that relies on the gradual accumulation of genetic mutations. In recent years, scientists have found ways to speed up the process on a small scale, allowing them to rapidly create new proteins and other molecules in their lab.

Jan 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Writing for Times Higher Ed, Agustín Rayo, interim dean of MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and Hashim Sarkis, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, underscore the importance of the arts, humanities, and design fields as “an essential part of an MIT education, critical to the Institute’s capacity for innovation and vital to its mission to make a better world."

Jan 05, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Researchers encourage positive use cases of AI-generated characters for education and well-being.

By Becky Ham

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The MIT Mobility Forum showcases a breadth of approaches to analyzing and improving society’s transportation systems.

By Peter Dizikes

We typically experience transportation problems from the ground up. Waiting for a delayed bus, packing ourselves into a subway car, or crawling along in traffic, it is common to see such systems struggling at close range.

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A new exhibition explores the possibilities of virtual storytelling.

By Anya Ventura/Arts at MIT

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A new survey underscores how material needs lead to movement within the Americas — at a high cost to those trying to relocate.

By Peter Dizikes

A new report about migration, co-authored by MIT scholars, shows that economic distress is the main factor pushing migrants from Central America to the U.S. — and highlights the personal costs borne by people as they seek to move abroad.

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Self-driving Roboats, developed at MIT, set sea in Amsterdam canals.

By Rachel Gordon

If you don’t get seasick, an autonomous boat might be the right mode of transportation for you. 

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

“Robotic” textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.

By David L. Chandler

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Long-term study of Melbourne, Australia, shows how urban development and change affects pedestrians, not just automobiles.

By Peter Dizikes

When urban development takes place, a traffic impact assessment is often needed before a project is approved: What will happen to auto traffic if a new apartment building or business complex is constructed, or if a road is widened? On the other hand, new developments affect foot traffic as well — and yet few places study the effects of urban change on pedestrians.

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items, even if they are buried under a pile.

By Adam Zewe

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they’ve misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys.

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Transmedia Storytelling researcher seeks to draw people together

By Leda Zimmerman

At a time when bitter conflict often seems to prevail over civil discourse, might virtual adventures make it easier for people to see eye to eye? That’s the hope of Çağrı Hakan Zaman SM ’14, PhD ’20, who believes that his work designing and disseminating new media technologies could help illuminate tough topics and foster common ground.

Jan 03, 2022. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire other students.

By Olivia Young

Oct 27, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Awards support research to improve the efficiency, scalability, and adoption of clean energy technologies.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has awarded seven Seed Fund grants to support novel, early-stage energy research by faculty and researchers at MIT. The awardees hail from a range of disciplines, but all strive to bring their backgrounds and expertise to address the global climate crisis by improving the efficiency, scalability, and adoption of clean energy technologies.

Oct 27, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Honor recognizes professors who went the extra mile advising during the pandemic’s disruptions. Included are DUSP’s Mariana Arcaya, devin michelle bunten, Janelle Knox-Hayes, and Architecture’s Miho Mazereeuw.

Daniel Korsun | Office of Graduate Education

In a normal academic year at MIT, the guidance and mentoring offered by faculty advisors to their graduate students is of paramount importance. This has only become more true during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as the entire world was thrust into uncertainty. 

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”

MIT Open Learning
The fourth annual Massachusetts STEM Week kicked off on Monday, Oct. 18 at the MIT Media Lab. Organized by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council, Mass STEM Week is a statewide effort to boost awareness, interest, and access in STEM education and career opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Social robotics and artificial intelligence pioneer will oversee business units and help to guide innovative learning initiatives.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

A new book from the MIT Future Heritage Lab goes inside a Syrian refugee camp to uncover the creative lives of its inhabitants.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

The Azraq refugee camp in Jordan hosts about 35,000 people displaced by the Syrian civil war, who live in rows of small white steel sheds. Several years ago, a camp resident named Majid Al-Kanaan undertook a project to combat the visual and existential monotony of camp life.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

We seem to be wired to calculate not the shortest path but the “pointiest” one, facing us toward our destination as much as possible.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Everyone knows the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. However, when you’re walking along city streets, a straight line may not be possible. How do you decide which way to go?

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

“Robotic” textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Wise Systems has grown from an MIT class project to a company helping multinationals improve last-mile logistics.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office

More and more people are doing their shopping from home these days, and whether they’re ordering groceries, home office equipment, or Covid-19 tests, they increasingly expect their deliveries to be fast and on time.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Long-term study of Melbourne, Australia, shows how urban development and change affects pedestrians, not just automobiles.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

When urban development takes place, a traffic impact assessment is often needed before a project is approved: What will happen to auto traffic if a new apartment building or business complex is constructed, or if a road is widened? On the other hand, new developments affect foot traffic as well — and yet few places study the effects of urban change on pedestrians.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The transaction-based communications system ensures robot teams achieve their goal even if some robots are hacked.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office

Imagine a team of autonomous drones equipped with advanced sensing equipment, searching for smoke as they fly high above the Sierra Nevada mountains. Once they spot a wildfire, these leader robots relay directions to a swarm of firefighting drones that speed to the site of the blaze.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items, even if they are buried under a pile.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they’ve misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

With the MIT campus as a test bed, a citizen science effort provides lessons well beyond MIT.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Interdisciplinary research center funded by philanthropist Lisa Yang aims to mitigate disability through technologies that marry human physiology with electromechanics.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Interdisciplinary research center funded by philanthropist Lisa Yang aims to mitigate disability through technologies that marry human physiology with electromechanics.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Figur8, founded by MIT alumna Nan-Wei Gong SM ’09, PhD ’13, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Leonardo Bonanni MA ’03, SM ’05, PhD ’10 is founder and CEO of Sourcemap, an MIT Media Lab spinoff helping multinationals gain unprecedented insights into their supply chains.

Daniel de Wolff | MIT Startup Exchange

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Record number of honorees will engage in the life of the Institute through teaching, research, and other interactions with the MIT community.

Rachel Ornitz | Institute Community and Equity Office

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Transformational projects bring inclusive, welcoming spaces to the MIT campus.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries

The newly renovated Hayden Library and Building 14 courtyard opened to the MIT community Aug. 23. The spaces were re-envisioned to provide areas for collaborative work, exploring collections, a teaching and event space, a new cafe, and areas to unwind, surrounded by greenery and natural light.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Jeevan Kalanithi SM ’07 is CEO of OpenSpace, a company founded by three Media Lab graduates using computer vision to benefit the construction industry.

Daniel de Wolff | MIT Startup Exchange

MIT spinoff OpenSpace invented automated 360-degree video jobsite capture and mapping. “It’s not exactly an amazing observation,” says CEO Jeevan Kalanithi, “but a picture really is worth a thousand words.”

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Results show infection rates increase across communities; individuals in low-income areas and those in poor health are at highest risk.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

Ending an eviction moratorium for renters makes people in a community significantly more likely to contract Covid-19, according to a new study co-authored by MIT researchers.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

In their new book, “Urban Play,” MIT researchers advance the idea of using technology to make urban life creative and unpredictable.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

In 2010, the city of Rio de Janeiro opened its Operations Center, a high-tech command post centralizing the activities of 30 agencies. With its banks of monitors looming over rows of employees, the center brings flows of information to city leaders regarding crime, traffic, and emergency preparedness, among other things, to help officials anticipate and solve problems.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

For people with amputation who have prosthetic limbs, one of the greatest challenges is controlling the prosthesis so that it moves the same way a natural limb would. Most prosthetic limbs are controlled using electromyography, a way of recording electrical activity from the muscles, but this approach provides only limited control of the prosthesis.

Oct 21, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Entrepreneurship class MAS.664 launches businesses with a global reach.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The physicist, neuroscientist, and PhD candidate creates augmentative technology for children with neurodevelopmental differences.

Hannah Meiseles | MIT News Office

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.

Sarah Beckmann | MIT Media Lab

As a not-so-distant future that includes space tourism and people living off-planet approaches, the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is designing and researching the activities humans will pursue in new, weightless environments. 

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Professor Siqi Zheng promotes sustainable urbanization at MIT’s Center for Real Estate.

Maria Iacobo | School of Architecture and Planning

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Twenty-three instructors recognized for extraordinary online teaching with annual student-nominated award.

This June, 23 faculty and instructors from over a dozen departments, labs, and centers across MIT were honored with Teaching with Digital Technology Awards in an online celebration hosted by the Office of Open Learning.

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The global event, curated by MIT’s Hashim Sarkis, queries how people can best live together at a time of uncertainty, crisis, and change.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

By many lights, these are challenging times: The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, rampant political polarization, and the social and economic effects of globalization have all contributed to a sense of unease or outright turmoil around the globe.

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The Institute’s five schools and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will have dedicated professional staff to advance initiatives locally and across the Institute.

Institute Community and Equity Office

As an important step forward in MIT’s ongoing efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive community, the Institute has hired six new assistant deans, one in each school and in the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, to serve as diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals.

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

MIT researchers are co-leading the design of a global Space Sustainability Rating system that will soon be operational.

Alexandra Kahn | MIT Media Lab

Each day, new and innovative space technologies are being developed in countries around the world, and with that, a steady stream of satellites, rockets, cargo ships, and crew vehicles are being launched into the Earth's orbit and beyond.

So what happens to these systems when they come to the end of their functional life, or malfunction and break?  

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Merging species conservation and architectural design, graduate student James Brice is studying the sustainable development of public spaces.

Hannah Meiseles | MIT News correspondent

The crowd gasped as the zookeeper entered the room, cradling an armadillo between his hands. For many in the audience, this was their first chance at seeing this unique animal up close. James Brice smiled as he watched faces transform from reservation to delight.

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Study of Beijing’s car-restriction policy underscores value of regional coordination to meet transportation and emissions goals.

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office

To limit pollution and traffic congestion in Beijing, officials in 2011 imposed a citywide restriction on the number of automobiles residents can purchase annually. That policy has helped limit car sales and emissions. But the system has a loophole: Beijing residents have been going elsewhere in China to purchase cars, then bringing them home.

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Students design face masks that uncover personal and collective experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Matilda Bathurst | Arts at MIT

A Covid-19 mask is typically seen as a form of protection. But what if our masks became opportunities for exposure — the physical expression of our thoughts, preoccupations, and the way we relate to the turbulence of the outside world?

Oct 20, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Globally, people follow a “visitation law” — an inverse relationship between distance and frequency of visits.

By Peter Dizikes  | MIT News Office

What explains how often people travel to a particular place? Your intuition might suggest that distance is a key factor, but empirical evidence can help urban studies researchers answer the question more definitively.

 A new paper by an MIT team, drawing on global data, finds that people visit places more frequently when they have to travel shorter distances to get there.

Oct 01, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) seeks to empower more people to participate in, and benefit from, AI.

Daniel Ackerman/MIT News

A new cross-disciplinary research initiative at MIT aims to promote the understanding and use of AI across all segments of society. The effort, called Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE), will develop new teaching approaches and tools to engage learners in settings from preK-12 to the workforce.

Oct 01, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Theory-based residual neural network combines discrete choice models and deep neural networks, long viewed as conflicting methods.

Oct 01, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
McDowell will head civic design at new center, maintain leadership role at Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
 

Ceasar McDowell, MIT professor of the practice of civic design and associate head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has been named associate director for civic design at MIT’s new Center for Constructive Communication (CCC).

Oct 01, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Andres Sevtsuk’s new work estimates foot traffic in cities — so planners and developers can study the flow of people, not just vehicles.

By Peter Dizikes/MIT News

A key portion of MIT’s campus overlaps with Kendall Square, the bustling area in East Cambridge where students, residents, and tech employees scurry around in between classes, meetings, and meals. Where are they all going? Is there a way to make sense of this daily flurry of foot traffic?

Aug 30, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.

 By Aaron Krol | Environmental Solutions Initiative

Aug 10, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The Malden River Works project is seeking to connect to a contiguous greenway network. Here, a view of the bioretention area and the accessible pathway to the river.

Using an untapped resource, the Malden River Project is boosting social resilience along with climate mitigation in the gateway city of Malden, Massachusetts.

By Maria Iacobo

When disparate groups convene around a common goal, exciting things can happen.

Jul 08, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Center for Real Estate's Siqi Zheng (left) congratulates Tricia Nesti and Kelly Cameron.

“Grace under pressure” underscores those recognized during this unprecedented academic year

 For the second time, the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) held its annual Infinite Mile Awards ceremony virtually due to the global pandemic. While the year’s difficulties were many — professionally and personally — for everyone, the challenge of providing outstanding administrative and support services to students and colleagues without in-person contact was a recurring theme in this year’s award nominations.

May 05, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Alfredo Alexander-Katz and Caroline Jones honored as “Committed to Caring.”

Stressful transitions are endemic to graduate school. Professors Alfredo Alexander-Katz and Caroline Jones have been honored as “Committed to Caring” for reliably supporting students, and for helping them to endure and even thrive amidst difficulty.

Alfredo Alexander-Katz: Fortifying students

Feb 25, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA


Professor of civic design and head of We Who Engage MIT talks about rebuilding connections in America.

By Peter Dizikes

Feb 25, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The Boston Globe/June 29, 2020

Karilyn Crockett, an MIT lecturer who has previously worked in the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, will head the city’s new equity Cabinet-level office, which is being created to combat racial injustice and support marginalized communities in the city.

“For far too long, Boston City Hall has been an agent of racism, exclusion, and old crony gatekeeping of the city’s prosperity and power,” said Crockett, a Dorchester native, at a Monday afternoon City Hall news conference where she was introduced as the city’s new equity chief.

At the news conference, Walsh said it was important for the city’s new equity chief to understand the community and city government and for that person to “hit the ground running.” He called Crockett a “brilliant innovator and changemaker.”

Full story here

 

The Boston Globe/June 29, 2020

Karilyn Crockett, an MIT lecturer who has previously worked in the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, will head the city’s new equity Cabinet-level office, which is being created to combat racial injustice and support marginalized communities in the city.

Feb 25, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA


MIT’s design minor and major programs give rise to polymath students with design skills they can apply to any field.

By Ken Shulman

Feb 25, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has announced the adoption of a school-wide climate action plan designed to advance Institute efforts to address climate change and model local-level steps that could be taken throughout MIT.

The plan, endorsed at a Dec. 15, 2020 meeting of the SA+P School Council, presents detailed analysis of SA+P carbon emissions for a single calendar year (2019), and outlines steps to reduce these through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

The SA+P Climate Action Plan (CAP) articulates the rationale for taking action, develops an analysis for each department, lab, and center within SA+P, and presents a menu of options for action. These actions include goals, commitments, and pilot projects that all aim to reduce the school’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and seed broader campus-wide strategies.

The CAP originated in research undertaken by graduate students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), with assistance from faculty and the MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS). Former and current students Yael Nidam MCP '19, Mary Hannah Smith MCP '20, Julia Field MCP '20, and senior Amber Youngeun Kim formed the DUSP Climate group to begin a series of conversations and workshops with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and others to explore what DUSP could do as a department to address climate change.

David Hsu and associate department head Mariana Arcaya, both associate professors, and P. Christopher Zegras, professor and now department head, helped to direct and organize the development of the research. MITOS director and DUSP lecturer Julie Newman and MITOS staff members Jeremy Gregory, Steve Lanou, Stuart Iler, and Brian Goldberg all provided critical data and analysis help.

“Our marvelous students are the true leaders of this initiative,” says Caroline Jones, professor and SA+P associate dean, who guided the effort and helped to build support for the plan throughout SA+P. “As inhabitants of the future, they know how urgent it is to change our behaviors in the present. It was a joy to work with them, and an inspiration to collaborate on our hopes for change.”

SA+P graduate students Ruoming Fang, Kailin Jones, Mariana Medrano, and recent alumnus Diego Hernan Castillo Peredo MCP '20 were among those who contributed additional research and evocative graphics that help readers visualize what a ton of carbon looks like next to a standing human. 

Despite the other crises in the world — or perhaps because of them — momentum quickly built throughout the school over the past year. Architecture students formed their own climate group, ClimARCH. Staff at the MIT Media Lab contributed important insights based on their previous efforts on climate.

Jones says that the plan represents an important shift in tone from persuasion (“we should do this”) to conviction (“we now pledge to do this”) and a requirement to undertake cultural changes as well as structural innovation. “The great thing is that research on sustainability and improving our habitation is central to many faculty in the school,” says Jones. “They know how to craft these pilots, gather data, and adapt the goals going forward.”

The plan, as outlined in a report developed in close collaboration with MITOS, will be implemented beginning in fall 2021.

“I am grateful for the dedication of our students and faculty in crafting this plan and putting SA+P at the forefront of research and action on climate issues,” says Hashim Sarkis, dean of SA+P.

Like many universities, MIT centralizes the provision of utilities — electricity, steam, chilled water, and natural gas, as well as phone lines, high-speed internet, data storage, and other energy-intensive services. As a result, individual schools, departments, faculty, and students are often completely unaware of their energy use. Greenhouse gas emissions are highly variable, even within SA+P in the various departments, labs, and centers.

The report thus begins with an analysis of the nature and sources of greenhouse gas emissions from SA+P activities, with reference to the World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development GHG reduction taxonomy of Scopes 1, 2, and 3.

SA+P worked with MITOS to obtain Scope 1, 2, and 3 data, mapping by building, departmental square footage, and consumption activities for the fiscal year 2019, the last year before the coronavirus pandemic.

“The SA+P plan and process is demonstrative of a process that brought students, staff, and faculty together to study and solve for climate change at the school/departmental level. They are setting the stage for the next phase of climate action at MIT by recognizing and grappling with the role of individual and departmental choices that can reduce SA+P and therefore MIT’s greenhouse gas emissions,” says the Institute’s director of sustainability, Julie Newman, a lecturer in DUSP.    

The plan outlines opportunities for SA+P to reduce its direct and indirect carbon emissions. It lays out the process to both support and lead the Institute’s efforts toward carbon neutrality.

Implementation will be worked out by departments, labs, and centers and monitored by the school. The initial focus will be on Scope 3 areas, from procurement to waste tracking; a Scope 1 and 2 pilot monitoring energy consumption of the buildings occupied by the school; and the first trials of a Scope 3 carbon tax on travel.

In developing the plan, the students and faculty sought to extend the school’s ongoing research in many areas related to climate change, including resilient net-zero cities, carbon-sequestering building materials, sustainable architecture, transportation, renewable energy systems, sustainable space industries, water infrastructures, restorative landscapes, trash tagging, and tools for personal health or carbon impact tracking.

“Achievements in research inquiry, design, planning, communication, and organizing advance how we think about climate change,” say the plan’s authors. “But now is the time when our specific actions must advance, and not work at cross-purposes with, our scholarship and stated values.”

At the launch of the Plan for Action on Climate Change in 2015, MIT committed to a goal of a 32 percent reduction of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions below 2014 levels by 2030. That plan is guided by five pillars to address the global challenge of climate change through research, technology, education, and outreach, as well as calling on MIT to use its campus operations and community as a test bed for change.

At SA+P, it was felt that Scope 3 was a special opportunity for the school to innovate, because MIT has not yet made any commitments in this area, and this category of consumption — waste-based emissions — is especially related to SA+P’s focus on cities and urbanism.

“We believe that SA+P adopting Scope 3 goals can set the standard for how cities should begin this level of action,” states the plan. “Dense cities often congratulate themselves for their relative sustainability based on their energy use on a per-capita or per-area basis, compared to areas that are less densely settled or with fewer industrial or manufacturing activities. However, dense urban areas directly cause GHG emissions by consumption and waste, and this category of GHG emissions is significantly larger for cities than their accounted direct and indirect emissions combined.”

“The most exciting thing about this whole process has been how it has gained momentum so quickly throughout the school and across MIT,” says Hsu. “Everybody wants to know what we should be doing to avoid changing the climate even more. MIT and SA+P are leaders in research and education, but also are our workplace and community. If we can demonstrate how to make changes here, then that’s how we’re going to lead the way, practice what we preach, and do what it takes.”


Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has announced the adoption of a school-wide climate action plan designed to advance Institute efforts to address climate change and model local-level steps that could be taken throughout MIT.

Feb 05, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Associate professor of technology and urban planning to lead LCAU with a research focus on planning, design, construction, and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century. 

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has announced the appointment of Sarah Williams, associate professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), as director of the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU). Her new role became effective on Jan. 1.

Feb 02, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA
A single year of carbon dioxide emitted as a result of actions and energy use in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Each ball represents a ton of emitted carbon, with the different colors standing for different sources. The estimated greenhouse gas emissions by SA+P totaled 24,795 million tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019. 
Credits:

Image: Mariana Gonzalez Medrano and Kailin Jones

Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

By School of Architecture and Planning

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has announced the adoption of a school-wide climate action plan designed to advance Institute efforts to address climate change and model local-level steps that could be taken throughout MIT.

Jan 03, 2021. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Visionary astronautics researcher, explorer, and expert on human adaptation to space will lead the Institute’s world-renowned research center.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
 

Dava Newman SM ’89, SM ’89, PhD ’92, an MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics whose groundbreaking work has advanced human performance in space with the goal of interplanetary reach, has been named the new director of the MIT Media Lab, effective July 1, 2021.

Nov 30, 2020. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning's 2020 Infinite Mile Award Winners: (top row, l-r): Ruth Tse Yiu, Jim Harrington, Andrea Porras; (middle row, l-r) Graham Yeager, Kevin McLellan, Thera Webb; (bottom row, l-r) Marissa Friedman, John Steiner, Chelsea Polk.

"As one can imagine, it’s never easy to herd eight MIT professors,” according to one of many accolades for Ruth Tse Yiu’s work in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. “She is a very organized, proactive, dependable, thorough, and take-charge person … known for digging deep to find answers to complicated questions.”

Nov 23, 2020. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Siqi Zheng and Kairos Shen to emphasize innovative research and interdisciplinary connections for global impact.

Nov 04, 2020. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Ani Lie SM '17 

By Alison F. Takemura PhD'15

Let’s say, at the start of the video game, you opt to play as a circle. 

Your character’s shape is important, but it’s not immediately clear why. Artist Ani Liu SM ’17 has designed it that way. You do know that your objective is to ascend the professional ladder from lowly intern to exalted CEO. But, as in life, some have it easier than others. You’ll see when you play. 

Nov 03, 2020. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

By Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Studying usage in Singapore, MIT and SMART researchers find scooter rentals allow for increased sharing frequency and fewer vehicles needed.

Aug 13, 2020. Posted by Maria Iacobo MS, MFA

Dayna Cunningham 

Community Innovators Lab will provide hands-on, field-based training to students seeking to address the underlying causes of urban crisis.