Math Prize for Girls competition helps to close the gender gap in mathematics | MIT News

MIT hosts the 10th annual contest encouraging STEM careers for female middle and high school students.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
Sept. 27, 2018 ~10 min

Tags:  mathematics  women-in-stem  k-12-education  students  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  special-events-and-guest-speakers  stem-education  contests-and-academic-competitions

William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons | MIT News

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 20, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  international-development  language  economics  leadership  brazil  profile  students  school-of-science  global  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  misti  independent-activities-period  contests-and-academic-competitions

Powered by the sun | MIT News

Flux, built by the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team, was recently unveiled at Johnson Rink in preparation for its participation in the American Solar Challenge.

Camilla Brinkman | Edgerton Center • mit
May 16, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  solar  transportation  students  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  contests-and-academic-competitions  student-life  edgerton

Students demonstrate "calculated imagination" in robot competition | MIT News

Mechanical engineering students in class 2.007 battle for points in Willy Wonka-themed final robot competition.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
May 14, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  robotics  robots  students  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  special-events-and-guest-speakers  contests-and-academic-competitions

Bright lights, global impact | MIT News

Fifth annual civil and environmental engineering video competition highlights the research and creativity of Course 1 students.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
May 14, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  students  school-of-engineering  undergraduate  civil-and-environmental-engineering  contests-and-academic-competitions  student-life

Simple, low-cost E. coli test wins MIT Water Innovation Prize | MIT News

Nine student teams pitched solutions to global water issues at annual event.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 6, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  sustainability  bacteria  startups  water  disease  india  students  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  global  sloan-school-of-management  contests-and-academic-competitions  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs

A low-tech solution for high-impact health care | MIT News

An interdisciplinary team of MIT students develops a solution to improve medical care for refugees as part of the Vatican’s first-ever hackathon.

Terri Park | MIT Innovation Initiative • mit
March 22, 2018 ~10 min

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Students build assistive technologies at MIT’s annual ATHack | MIT News

Citizens with disabilities from Greater Boston and students gathered to build prototypes of personalized assistive devices.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
March 12, 2018 ~8 min

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