Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy economics policy global-warming graduate profile greenhouse-gases emissions research renewable-energy students school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative nuclear-science-and-engineering alternative-energy nuclear-power-and-reactors technology-and-policy energy-storage postdoctoral

Using data science to improve public policy | MIT News

MIT Policy Hackathon, run by students within MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, seeks interdisciplinary solutions to societal challenges.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
April 23, 2018 ~7 min

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Exploring ethical dimensions of climate negotiation | MIT News

MIT researchers focus on empathy, transparency, and empowerment at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 18, 2017 ~13 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  policy  global-warming  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  idss  mit-energy-initiative  alternative-energy  joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change  technology-and-policy  esi  mit-sloan-school-of-management  center-for-energy-and-environmental-policy-research  climate-colab

Noelle Selin: Tracing toxins around the world | MIT News

Atmospheric chemist takes on pollutants and the global treaties written to control them.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 22, 2017 ~10 min

Tags:  environment  pollution  profile  research  school-of-science  faculty  idss  eaps  joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  technology-and-policy

Clearing the air | MIT News

At Plume Labs in Paris, MIT-France interns take on an invisible threat by helping to develop a wearable device that tracks indoor and outdoor air quality.

MISTI • mit
Sept. 29, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  public-health  pollution  startups  apps  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  international-initiatives  misti  shass  technology-and-policy

Using data to inform the connections between technology and policy | MIT News

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society research from the Technology and Policy Program highlights multidisciplinary approaches to data-driven policies.

Stefanie Koperniak | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
July 22, 2016 ~14 min

Tags:  policy  research  school-of-engineering  alumniae  technology-and-society  idss  technology-and-policy

Making India's waste streams sustainable | MIT News

MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste.

Ben Miller | Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
June 24, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  environment  india  global  international-initiatives  civil-and-environmental-engineering  developing-countries  tata-center  engineering-systems  technology-and-policy

Eight from MIT awarded 2016 Fulbright grants | MIT News

Grantees will spend the 2016-2017 academic year conducting research abroad.

Julia Mongo | Global Education and Career Development • mit
June 16, 2016 ~4 min

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