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Making a pledge for the climate with our careers

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.

"As I enter my fifth year as a PhD student at MIT and contemplate my post-graduation career trajectory, I chuckle when rereading these old words...

Projects make inroads on global food and water challenges

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:00am

With goals that include finding better ways to purify and desalinate water, improving fertilizer production, and preventing food contamination, nearly two dozen research teams presented updates on their work at a day-long event on Sept. 15. The workshop featured the recipients of grants from the...

2017 MIT Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00am

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Jaden Smith attends 3.091, speaks with MIT department heads

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:45am

After watching a video on YouTube of professor Jeff Grossman giving the Fall 2014 Wulff Lecture titled "Hey Atoms, What Have You Done For Me Lately?", Jaden Smith developed a great interest in meeting with Prof. Grossman to discuss education and the role of science and technology in making the...

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications. New research from a team at MIT shows that such imperfections in a family of materials known as...

The Engine announces investments in first group of startups

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am

The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors. Amongst...

New minor in polymers and soft matter offered this fall

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:15pm

A new minor in Polymers and Soft Matter (MPSM) will be offered starting this fall in response to “the increasing need for knowledge of chemistry in materials-related fields,” according to Professor Jeremiah Johnson, founder and current advisor of MPSM.  

Polymers and soft matter, critical...

DMSE Ranks #1 for 9th Year

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:00am

MIT's DMSE ranked #1 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Program for Materials by U.S. News and World...

Comprehensive characterization of atmospheric organic carbon at a forested site

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:15pm

For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado to carry out one of the most detailed, extended surveys of atmospheric chemistry ever attempted in one place, in many cases using new measurement...

AFFOA offers special backpacks to class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:00am

The class of 2021 received a special welcoming gift from MIT this year: specially designed backpacks created by Yoel Fink's Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).

A unique code is woven into the fabric material of the backpack given to each first-year student. Unlike a QR code,...