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Nourishing the mind, hand, and stomach

As early as middle school, Branden Spitzer loved to watch cooking shows and experiment with recipes in his family’s kitchen. It was a clear harbinger of his interest…

MIT scholars awarded 2024 Kavanaugh Fellowships

Two MIT scholars have received 2024 Kavanaugh Fellowship awards to help broaden their entrepreneurial skills and transform groundbreaking research in drug delivery and water treatment into viable commercial…

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…

Accelerating research with AI-assisted experiments

Almost any scientist will be grateful for an assistant in the lab—to save time and effort. Someone to fix equipment issues, figure out the next batch of experimental…

Scrumptious or sturdy? Constructing a gingerbread house recipe

Holiday time means tasty sweets in many households—boozy rum balls; decorative bûche de Noël, or Yule log cake; sticky Italian struffoli; a wall or chimney from the gingerbread…

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…

The Beaver visits Father Sky: Meet MIT’s First Nations Launch team

Earlier this year, MIT’s First Nations Launch team participated in the 2023 First Nations Launch, an international NASA-Artemis Student Challenge hosted by the Wisconsin Space…

2023-24 Takeda Fellows: Advancing research at the intersection of AI and health

The School of Engineering has selected 13 new Takeda Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year. With support from Takeda, the graduate students will conduct pathbreaking research ranging from…

Printing a new approach to fusion power plant materials

When Alexander O’Brien sent in his application for graduate school at MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, he had a germ of a research idea already brewing.

On the hunt for sustainable materials

By the time she started high school, Avni Singhal had attended six different schools in a variety of settings, from a traditional public school to a self-paced program.