Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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A decision-making framework and wiki for students developed by MIT Project Manus and MIT Environment, Health and Safety enables safe making from home.
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends.
Sept. 3, 2019 • ~8 min
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Graduate student Raspberry Simpson’s scientific journey approaches fruition.
Feb. 15, 2019 • ~6 min
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MIT hosts the 10th annual contest encouraging STEM careers for female middle and high school students.
Sept. 27, 2018 • ~10 min
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In a visit with the Department of Biology, Lydia Villa-Komaroff PhD '75 explains how “thinking fast makes changing slow.”
June 25, 2018 • ~7 min
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Jaramillo lab launches a summer program to broaden the horizons of local students interested in materials science and engineering.
May 31, 2018 • ~6 min
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With self-directed learning, Trent Parker designs his own professional pathway.
May 22, 2018 • ~4 min
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Students are flocking to 6.00 (Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python), where they learn not just coding but computational thinking.
May 4, 2018 • ~7 min
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Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences.
April 20, 2018 • ~4 min
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