MADMEC Proposal Deadline

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:15pm

The 2017 MADMEC Proposal Deadline is May 31, 2017. You and your team can apply on the MADMEC website at ...

First MIT Metals & Minerals Symposium

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:15am

The first Metals & Minerals for the Environment (MME) Symposium will take place at MIT on May 11-12, 2017.

The Symposium is meant to foster a deeper connection between the MIT research...

Sadoway named AIST John Elliott Lecturer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:45pm

Don Sadoway was honored with the John F. Elliott Lectureship Award by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) at AISTech2017. 

John F. Elliott Lectureship Award — Established in 1990, this honorary lectureship is designed to acquaint students and engineers...

High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they “breathe”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am

Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have come up with a radically new way to make actuators that could be used in such...

Collegiate inventors awarded 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:30pm

The “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices. The winners are:

Chandani Doshi, Grace Li, Jessica (Jialin) Shi, Chen (Bonnie) Wang, Charlene Xia, and Tania Yu of MIT, $10,000 Lemelson-MIT “Use it!”...

Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) to spark global renaissance in education through innovation at MIT

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:15pm

J-WEL will be an anchor entity within MIT’s open education and learning initiatives that are led by MIT Vice President for Open Learning Sanjay Sarma. The three special interest groups integral to J-WEL’s mission — pre-K–12, higher education, and workplace learning — will each have faculty leads...

National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:30am

Professor Klavs Jensen is among six MIT Faculty members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their "distinguised and continuing achievements in original research." The group was among 84 new members and 21 new foreign associates elected to the NAS....

2017 Spring/Mother's Day Glass Lab Sale

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:15pm

The MIT Glass Lab's 2017 Spring/Mother's Day Sale is:

on  Monday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
and  Tuesday, May 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
in  Lobby 10 (

MRS Spring 2017 Gold Medal awarded to Qiyang Lu

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:45am

Qiyang Lu, a 5th year PhD student at DMSE in Bilge Yildiz group got a gold award at the MRS Spring meeting last week. Congratulations!


Geoffrey Beach: Drawn to explore magnetism

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:15am

Geoffrey Beach has been tinkering and building things most of his life, but it wasn’t until his undergraduate studies in physics that he zeroed in on the topic that has dominated his research ever since: the study of magnetism and how to control it.

“There are many thousands of...