The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics women data research school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning diversity-and-inclusion computer-science-and-technology faculty technology-and-society mit-press books-and-authors

Design, power, and justice

In new book “Design Justice,” Associate Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock examines how to make technology work for more people in society.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research diversity-and-inclusion school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences comparative-media-studieswriting faculty technology-and-society books-and-authors

Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
Dec. 13, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: education teaching graduate profile natural-disasters latin-america research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute academics postdoctoral

A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions

Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends.

Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 3, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: biology research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion stem-education

Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 15, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: physics astrophysics astronomy data research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science center-for-theoretical-physics

3Q: The fact finders

Lydia Snover and her Institutional Research team gather data to help the Institute to study itself.

Kathy Wren | MIT News Office • mit
May 22, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: research students alumniae diversity-and-inclusion faculty staff 3-questions administration provost

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

Paying it forward: Fellowship boosts women in physics | MIT News

Four students are first beneficiaries of grant program established by Assistant Professor Lindley Winslow with support from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Sandi Miller | Department of Physics • mit
Aug. 2, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  funding  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  grants

Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
July 6, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  history  biology  women  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  history-of-mit  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  libraries

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