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Professor Admir Masic launches MIT Refugee ACTion Hub (ReACT)

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 [...]

Professor Xuanhe Zhao granted tenure

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.

Middle school students present research on spider silk to LAMM

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.

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Professor John Ochsendorf comments on Grand Central Oyster Bar architecture for Eater New York

Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Professor of CEE John Ochsendorf recently provided insight into the tilework and architecture of the Grand Central Oyster Bar, a 104-year-old restaurant below New York City’s Grand Central station. Ochsendorf previously wrote a book about the designers of Grand Central station and the restaurant. Read the article here. [...]

From fieldwork to the big screen

“How can we reduce the environmental damage that agriculture so often causes and support the livelihood of farmers, all while continuing to feed the growing world population?” This question was central to the winning entry at the fourth annual Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Video Competition. The video, “UAVs in Precision Agriculture,” produced [...]

Governor Charlie Baker signs executive order at Center for Transportation and Logistics

Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems and CEE, and Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics, met with Governor Charlie Baker as Baker signed an executive order that creates the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Center for Transportation and Logistics’ AgeLab studies how to improve the lifestyle, [...]

Project-based lab class equips students with skills for a lifetime: A look into 1.101

By René Andrés García Franceschini It’s almost a month until the semester ends, and all four teams are fully immersed in their final projects. Our materials took a bit longer to arrive, so while we have already prototyped and designed our experiment, we are a bit behind on the actual manufacturing. And as it turns [...]

Drawing inspiration from Roman structures: A glimpse into 1.102

By David Wu In The Ancient World: Rome (21H.132), a Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) class I am taking this semester, we recently studied the last 200 years of the Roman Republic. We learned that during this time, Rome grew from a prosperous city-state to a nation that controlled much of the Italian peninsula [...]