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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mechanics of Materials: Testing Compressive Strength of Concrete

By Rayna Higuchi '20 Hi CEE! I’m Rayna, a student in the Mechanics and Materials track, blogging about my experiences in Course 1. Today I’ll be talking about the class Mechanics of Materials (1.035), taught by Professor Ulm, with additional instructors, Stephen Rudolph and Omar Al-Dajani. A couple week ago, our class created several different [...]

Abroad in Israel: Optibus Opportunities

By Amy Vogel ’20 In the past two months that I’ve spent in Tel Aviv through MISTI Israel, I’ve had the unique opportunity to progress and grow alongside a company that’s doing the same. Since I’ve been working for Optibus, they’ve on-boarded more employees than I can count on one hand, adding to the main [...]

Abroad in Israel: The High-Tech Tel Aviv Dream

By Amy Vogel ’20 After three great months living it up in Haifa at the Technion, I moved to Israel’s The-City-That-Never-Sleeps to live the modern-day high-tech Tel Aviv dream (well, for two months). Selfie on the beach during the sunset There’s a lot to be said about working at a startup in the Startup Nation… [...]

Abroad in Israel: Saying Goodbye to the Technion

By Amy Vogel ’20 I am writing this post while sitting at my desk on my last day of work at the Technion. I am sad to leave the Technion, but I am so happy that I made the decision to go abroad for the semester, experience full-time research, and immerse myself in different cultures. [...]

Infrastructure monitoring in communications-constrained areas

By René Andrés García Franceschini ’19 During one of the first weeks of the fall semester of my junior year, I had a call with Andrew Weinert, a researcher at the Lincoln Laboratory, to try to narrow down what my SuperUROP project would be. Weinert works on the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUASs) [...]

There’s a 30% Chance that it’s Already Raining: Inside a CEE Capstone Project

By Rachel Galowich ’18 and Jill Dressler ’18 Your two favorite blogging seniors are back! In our last post, Jill gave a great introduction into the background and significance of our project. With our next two posts, we hope to dive a little deeper into the computer science going on behind the scenes. Jill and [...]

Abroad in Israel: Halfway done

By Amy Vogel ’20 I am about to start the 8th week of my internship... it is crazy to think that my time at the Technion is more than halfway over! But on the other hand, I feel like I have already accomplished a lot. Between the two of us, Omar and I have nearly [...]