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 | Dec. 13, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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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 | Sept. 3, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology school-of-science research 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 | Aug. 15, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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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 | May 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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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 | Sept. 27, 2018
~10 mins |

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

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 | Aug. 2, 2018
~6 mins |

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

Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | July 6, 2018
~2 mins |

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

Fighting implicit bias in STEM with increased cognitive control | MIT News

In a visit with the Department of Biology, Lydia Villa-Komaroff PhD '75 explains how “thinking fast makes changing slow.”

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology | June 25, 2018
~7 mins |

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Networks in aerospace | MIT News

Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2018
~8 mins |

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