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2010 News in Brief



MIT Steel Bridge Team sweeps Regionals

The MIT Steel Bridge Team walked away from the regional competition at Tufts University last weekend with first place in five categories: 1st Overall, 1st in Efficiency, 1st in Stiffness, 1st in Aesthetics, and 1st in […]

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CEE junior Aaron Thom represents MIT in Copenhagen

Last December, CEE junior Aaron Thom, co-president of Sustainability@MIT, and Katherine Dykes, vice president of the MIT Energy Club, represented MIT at a workshop convened by the University of Copenhagen and Yale University as a side […]

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Using plants to purify canal water

Alan Berger, an associate professor of urban design and landscape architecture, is planning to use wetlands to clean up the Pontine Marshes, a farming area in the Italian countryside just south of Rome. Decades ago, canals […]

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Janelle Thompson chosen for Doherty Professorship

The MIT Sea Grant College Program has selected Janelle Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as the recipient of the 2010 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. She will receive a supplemental […]

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Stocker to receive Lindeman Award from ASLO

Professor Roman Stocker has been named recipient of the 2010 Lindeman Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) for his work on bacteria-phytoplankton interactions at small scales. The annual award — named in […]

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Unraveling silks’ structural secrets

A new analysis of the structure of silks explains the paradox at the heart of their super-strength, and may lead to even stronger synthetic materials. Silks are among the toughest materials known,  stronger and less brittle, […]

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CEE junior hosts radio show tonight on WMBR

Course 1E junior Emily Moberg is president of CEESA, the Steel Bridge team blogger, an actress, and a DeeJay. Moberg’s radio show, Terravoice, airs Wednesday evenings 9 to 9:30 p.m. on MIT’s WMBR 88.1 FM. Described […]

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