Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~10 min
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The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
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New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s how schools can lower the risk
Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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Mixed early progress highlights need for sustained support for pupils with English as an additional language
Newly-arrived pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL) often make ‘mixed’ linguistic and academic progress during their first years in British
July 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.
July 7, 2020 • ~19 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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With the move to online classes, a group of Harvard students quickly formed a team and collaborated over spring break to develop Congregate, a web platform that enables users to host events or gatherings that are broken into many dynamically generated conversation rooms.
April 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Micro/nano processing course fabricates devices in MIT.nano’s facilities.
March 25, 2020 • ~8 min
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In a new paper, Harvard researchers show for the first time that research-based online STEM demonstrations not only can teach students more, but can be just as effective as classroom teaching.
Feb. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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