Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory Spring 2021 Seminars Fridays 12 -1 pm, Zoom

Environmental Science Seminar Series Feb 12 – Ludmila Aristilde, Northwestern University. Host: Plata Molecular insights on organic carbon cycling dynamics in bacterial cells, soil pores, and river processes Feb 26 – Amy Hrdina, MIT. Host: Kroll The Parallel Fate and Transformation of Toxins in the Body and in the Atmosphere Mar 5 – Ramunas Stepanauskas, [...]

3Q with Lydia Bourouiba: How has our knowledge of the coronavirus changed since last spring

Lydia Bourouiba is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, where she directs The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory. Her research and contributions in 2020 led to a newer understanding of respiratory emission dynamics and had implications for mask and respiratory design, social distancing recommendations, and other public [...]

CEE Profiles: Building a community for all

Luke Bastian holds his Navajo cultural heritage close to him wherever he goes. The child of a German father and Navajo mother, Bastian spent a lot of time visiting his relatives living in the Four Corners region of Arizona and New Mexico. As a young child growing up in Arizona, Bastian’s Navajo culture had always [...]

Interning in the midst of COVID-19: CEE undergrad shares her experience

  Rovi Porter is a Junior in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. With all the craziness of Covid-19, being sent home, and constantly trying to soak in all the new information, my summer internship was not my top priority. Being a course 1 environmental engineering student, I wanted to use summer 2020 to [...]