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2014 News in Brief



Cheese, Soup, Fellowship and Mechanics of Grilling

Hungry students flocked to the grilled cheese and tomato soup study break on December 16, promptly devouring almost everything on hand. Department head Markus Buehler prepared made-to-order sandwiches and Senior Fiscal Officer Mary Ellen Sinkus provided […]

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Fun and Food at Annual Holiday Party

Over 200 students, staff, faculty and families gathered at the MIT Museum on December 6 for the Department’s 2014 Holiday Party. Guests ate, socialized and toured the Museum’s exhibits, while the children built and decorated gingerbread […]

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Juney Lee Receives Marvin E. Goody Award

MEng candidate, Juney Lee, has received the Marvin E. Goody Award for his work, Structural Design Explorations Using Grammatical Graphic Statics. “Instead of defining parameters and constraints as one would in the conventional CAD paradigm, this […]

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Administrative Assistant Ginny Siggia Retires

After 38 years of working at MIT, including 16 years as administrative assistant to Professor Nigel Wilson and the Transit Research Group, Ginny Siggia will retire at the end of the year. “I love to travel […]

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Register Now for IAP Mini-UROP For Credit

Undergrads can plunge into real research for credit during IAP with a mini-UROP (1.S991, 3 units) mentored by CEE grad students and postdocs. Register by December 31 and work between January 5th to 30th. Projects include […]

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Small Volcanic Eruptions Have Big Impact on Climate Models

New research published in the journal Geophysical Review Letters shows that relatively small volcanic eruptions can increase aerosol particles in the atmosphere, temporarily mitigating the global warming caused by greenhouse gases. The impact of these smaller […]

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Creative Activities at Pierce Building Fall Social

Students, staff, spouses and children enjoyed socializing at the Pierce Building Fall Social on the evening of November 14. In the spirit of innovation, students and children designed and built balloon-powered Lego cars, and tested them […]

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