CEE undergrad shares internship experience with World Bank

Natalie Northrup '22 is an incoming junior in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Working from home is a challenge. I made it through the end of spring semester and I will make it through another semester this fall, but working from home for the World Bank this summer has been a different [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: A Day of Gypsum

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 Our morning started with a 6:30am alarm, layers of sunscreen, and lots and lots of bug spray – all in preparation for truffle hunting in the Aramengo woods! After a quick breakfast, we ventured out on a two-hour search for the elusive and expensive truffle. Without an animal to sniff out [...]

MIT Great Barrier Reef Initiative – Australia Week 3

Sierra Rosenzweig '20, Amber VanHemel '19 and Zoe Lallas '20 are spending the summer in Australia and New Zealand and and participating in a new research and engineering project in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University on the Great Barrier Reef. While there, they will be vlogging about their [...]

MIT Great Barrier Reef Initiative: Magnetic Island

By: Sierra Rosenzweig '20 The locals say magnetic island got its name because Captain Cook’s compass went on the fritz as he approached the island, making him wonder if the island had a magnetic effect that could disrupt a compass (He really just had a broken compass). I think Magnetic is a more fitting name [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: Venaria Reale

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After a free day yesterday, the ONE-MA^3 group reunited in Turin this morning. We headed down to Venaria Reale. Venaria Reale is home to a 17th century complex comprising the Palace of Venaria, many beautiful gardens, and a restoration lab. The Palace of Venaria Venaria Reale was originally a Baroque inspired [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: A Day Off in Rome

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After several hectic but enjoyable days of fieldwork, the group was given a much needed off day. Part of the group went ahead to Turin, while part of the group stayed behind in Rome. I was among those who stayed behind in Rome and I really appreciated the chance to explore [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: Royal Roots of Torino

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 Our Friday in Turin started at the Valentino Palace, a complex rich with history and the current home of the ‘Politecnico di Torino’. The view from the second story of Valentino Palace Founded in 1859, The Polytechnic University of Turin is the oldest technical university in Italy. The university offers courses [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: Pompeii for the Day

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After gathering in the castle’s coveted ‘Wifi Room’ and watching a documentary on the explosion of Vesuvius last night, the One-MA^3 squad ventured out on a four-hour trek from Sermoneta to Pompeii, with a brief pit stop to change trains in Naples. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city of 20,000 people. The city, [...]

MIT Great Barrier Reef Initiative – Vlog 3

Sierra Rosenzweig '20, Amber VanHemel '19 and Zoe Lallas '20 are spending the summer in Australia and New Zealand and and participating in a new research and engineering project in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University on the Great Barrier Reef. While there, they will be vlogging about their [...]

ONE-MA3 2018: Gypsum Mines

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 This morning, we left the University of Turin for the 500-person town of Aramengo.   The view from our bedroom in Aramengo Staying at the university has been nice because we’ve gotten the chance to meet other students. A group of Italian students confirmed for us that breakfast is not, in [...]