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MADMEC winner creates “temporary tattoos” for T-shirts

Have you ever gotten a free T-shirt at an event that you never wear? What about a music or sports-themed shirt you wear to one event and then…

Middle-school students meet a beam of electrons, excitement results

Want to get middle-school kids excited about science? Let them do their own experiments on MIT.nano’s state-of-the-art microscopes—with guidelines and adult supervision, of course. That was the brainchild…

High school students gain skills by working on digital learning materials

For Thomas Esayas, now a high school senior in Texas, the shift to virtual learning in the earlier days of the Covid-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to dive…

DMSE Breakerspace illuminates the mysteries of materials

Days before the opening of the Breakerspace, a new laboratory and lounge at MIT, actor and rapper Jaden Smith tried out the facility’s capabilities, putting his bracelet under…

MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2023-24

Established in 1990, the MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at MIT welcomes outstanding scholars to the Institute for visiting appointments. MIT aspires to attract candidates who are,…

MIT researchers win grants to develop and test 14 innovative ideas to improve education

The MIT Jameel World Education Lab has awarded $917,526 in Education Innovation Grants to support 14 research projects exploring a range of topics, including electrical engineering, extended reality,…

Elsa Olivetti appointed associate dean of engineering

Elsa Olivetti, the Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor in Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed as associate dean of engineering, effective Sept. 1.

School of Engineering awards for 2023

Each year, the MIT School of Engineering honors outstanding faculty, students, and staff across its departments, labs, centers, and institutes with a number of awards. Recently, the school…

Elsa Olivetti wins the McDonald Mentoring Award

MIT’s School of Engineering has named Professor Elsa Olivetti of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) the recipient of the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for…

Student-led conference charts the future of micro- and nanoscale research, reinforces scientific community

Snowshoeing and microelectronics are not often mentioned together in the same sentence, but at the Microsystems Annual Research Conference (MARC), winter activities, technical talks, and poster sessions all…