News: Undergrads

Awards and Honors 2021

Please congratulate the DMSE Faculty, Students, and Staff who have been honored with MIT, School of Engineering, and DMSE Awards!!   

2018 MADMEC Results

Technology that uses light to clean water filtration systems in real time won the 2018 MADMEC competition on Oct. 9. The team that developed the system, Fiat Flux, received the…  

DMSE Faculty host summer undergraduate researchers

From simulating the physics of spinning magnetic particles to fabricating new materials for infrared chemical sensing, MIT Materials Research Laboratory summer researchers will challenge themselves to learn new skills and develop new scientific insights. A diverse group of top-performing…  

3.042 teaches prototyping, communication, and collaboration

From cobalt-free, high-entropy alloys to synthetic goose down, the Materials Project Laboratory taught by Michael Tarkanian offers students a chance to explore, and to learn to be OK with not having all the answers. All four of the student teams this semester assigned themselves steep…  

Commencement Awards 2018

Undergraduate Award Recipients Outstanding Sophomore - Pooja Reddy Julian Szekely Award - Alexander Denmark Outstanding Senior - Emma Vargo Undergraduate Teaching Award - Ximena Hasbach and Emma Vargo Joseph M. Dhosi Outstanding Internship…  

Emma Vargo receives Henry Ford II Scholarship

Emma Vargo was the recipient of the 2018 Henry Ford II Scholarship. Established by a grant from the Ford Motor Company in 1977, the Henry Ford II Scholarship is awarded annually, honoring an undergraduate who, at the end of their third year of study at MIT, has achieved the highest academic…  

2 DMSE Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for 2018

The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa voted to invite 76 members of the Class of 2018 to membership in the Society in recognition of their excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education. Among those invited were two DMSE students: Amelia Paine and Emma Vargo.…  

DMSE will join NEET in 2018

The beginning of academic year 2017 marked the start of a new program called the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) which provides interdepartmental courses for students interested in combining disciplines that may not have formalized crossovers available in the curriculum. 
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3.001 Added to Course Roster

For the academic year 2017, a new subject was available for students interested in learning how the research of DMSE faculty members relates to introductory materials science concepts. The new subject, 3.001, is a weekly presentation by various DMSE faculty members.  For students, the…  

MIT expands partnership with Imperial College London

Building on the success of existing partnerships, MIT’s Global Education and Career Development (GECD) is significantly expanding its academic exchange with Imperial College London, while continuing to grow the Imperial summer research exchange. Twelve MIT departments will now take part in one…  

DMSE Senior awarded 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship

DMSE Senior Katheryn "Kate" Scott was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall. Schwarzman Scholars are chosen based on demonstrated leadership qualities and potential to bridge and understand cultural and political…  

Hydrogel that extracts uranium from water wins MADMEC

An inexpensive hydrogel that can extract uranium from water to provide more fuel for nuclear power plants took home the grand prize from this year’s MADMEC competition on Oct. 10. A team of MIT materials science and engineering students, named A Salt Solution, won $10,000 for a prototype…