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2016 News in Brief



Call for 2nd Annual Broshy Fellowship

MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) is calling for applications for the 2nd Annual Broshy Graduate Fellowship program – an opportunity for two graduate students whose work on a project holds potential to be […]

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Polymer may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows

A team of scientists led by Professor Pedro Reis has developed a theory to predict how much light is transmitted through a material and the transparency of a polymer structure as it stretches and inflates. The researchers’ newfound understanding […]

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CEE student combines science, entrepreneurship and theater

This fall, CEE student Samantha Harper ‘16 combined her passion with entrepreneurial spirit and founded the student-run Experimental Theater Company (ETC). While MIT supports organizations like Shakespeare Ensemble, Dramashop, and Musical Theatre in which students perform, Harper said […]

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Microgrids for the city

A study by Professor Marta Gonzalez was published last week in the journal Science Advances, and featured in an article in The Atlantic’s CityLab. The study modeled how a microgrid would look for the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. She […]

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Innovate with MIT Sandbox

MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program (Sandbox), an Institute-wide program that will support student-initiated ideas, launched on Jan. 25. Grounded in education, Sandbox is a non-competitive opportunity open to all MIT students and opens pathways for all types of student innovators […]

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Hackathon for Climate

Do you have ideas for what the world should do about climate change? Join us for the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) and Climate Co-Lab 2016 IAP Hackathon for Climate event on Jan. 29 from 9 am-5pm in […]

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Life in the Ocean Lecture Series

Professor Mick Follows is organizing a “Life in the Ocean” lecture series with three events. Featuring scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the series will reveal the extreme diversity of living organisms in the ocean […]

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Follow TREX student work in Hawaii on Instagram

Seven Course 1 undergrads flew to Hawaii on Jan. 12 for two weeks of environmental hands-on research experience on the Big Island. Professor Jesse Kroll is supervising as students collect data on volcanic fumes, air quality […]

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#CEE_IAP Instagram contest

There is still time to submit your photo to the CEE Instagram photo contest. For every picture, tag @MIT_CEE and #CEE_IAP. Photos will be evaluated based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, and alignment with CEE’s vision of seeking to understand the world, […]

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