Professor Admir Masic launches MIT Refugee ACTion Hub (ReACT)

May 16th, 20172017 News in Brief

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor Admir Masic announced the new MIT Refugee ACTion Hub (MIT ReACT), an institute-wide initiative aimed at increasing access to education for refugees, during SOLVE at MIT last week. Masic serves as the faculty founder of ReACT, which was inspired by his personal experience. Read more about ReACT on MIT News.

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor Admir Masic announced the new MIT Refugee ACTion Hub (MIT ReACT), an institute-wide initiative aimed at increasing access to education for refugees, during SOLVE at MIT last week. Masic serves as the faculty founder of ReACT, which was inspired by his personal experience. Read more about ReACT on MIT News.

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Professor Xuanhe Zhao granted tenure

May 12th, 20172017 News in Brief

Xuanhe Zhao, Associate Professor of CEE and MechE, was recently granted tenure. Zhao’s research involves solid mechanics, soft materials and bioinspired design. He is one of 12 newly tenured professors in the School of Engineering. More information can be found on MIT News.

Xuanhe Zhao, Associate Professor of CEE and MechE, was recently granted tenure. Zhao’s research involves solid mechanics, soft materials and bioinspired design. He is one of 12 newly tenured professors in the School of Engineering. More information can be found on MIT News.

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Middle school students present research on spider silk to LAMM

May 8th, 20172017 News in Brief

A group of 10 middle school students visited MIT last week to present their research on spider silk to members of Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM). The visit was coordinated by middle school teacher Doug Shattuck, who is also a visiting researcher in the lab. Read more about their visit here.

A group of 10 middle school students visited MIT last week to present their research on spider silk to members of Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM). The visit was coordinated by middle school teacher Doug Shattuck, who is also a visiting researcher in the lab. Read more about their visit here.

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Professor Benedetto Marelli and Cambridge Crops win first place at Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize competition

May 3rd, 20172017 News in Brief

Cambridge Crops, a company inspired by research from Paul M. Cook Career Development Assistant Professor Benedetto Marelli, won first place at the second annual Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize competition for their edible, tasteless coating that can be applied to crops to extend their shelf life and delay spoiling. Cambridge Crops consists of a team from MIT and Tufts University. Read more about the prize here.

Cambridge Crops, a company inspired by research from Paul M. Cook Career Development Assistant Professor Benedetto Marelli, won first place at the second annual Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize competition for their edible, tasteless coating that can be applied to crops to extend their shelf life and delay spoiling. Cambridge Crops consists of a team from MIT and Tufts University. Read more about the prize here.

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Professor Ruben Juanes travels to Madrid to deliver report on cause of 2013 earthquakes

May 3rd, 20172017 News in Brief

Associate Professor and Director of the Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Engineering Ruben Juanes, along with researchers from Harvard University, recently delivered a report to the Minister of Energy of Spain that confirmed gas injection at an offshore gas storage platform was the cause of a series of earthquakes in 2013. The Spanish government requested the report from MIT and Harvard. More information is available here.

Associate Professor and Director of the Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Engineering Ruben Juanes, along with researchers from Harvard University, recently delivered a report to the Minister of Energy of Spain that confirmed gas injection at an offshore gas storage platform was the cause of a series of earthquakes in 2013. The Spanish government requested the report from MIT and Harvard. More information is available here.

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New research from Professor Elfatih Eltahir shows Nile River to experience greater variability

May 1st, 20172017 News in Brief

A new study from Breene M. Kerr Professor of Hydrology and Climate Elfatih Eltahir and postdoc Mohamed Siam shows that the flow of the Nile River will experience greater variability, including more droughts and floods, as a result of climate change. The research was published this week by Nature Climate Change. Read more on MIT News.

A new study from Breene M. Kerr Professor of Hydrology and Climate Elfatih Eltahir and postdoc Mohamed Siam shows that the flow of the Nile River will experience greater variability, including more droughts and floods, as a result of climate change. The research was published this week by Nature Climate Change. Read more on MIT News.

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