New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.

Alexandra Kahn | MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robotics research prosthetics assistive-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning alumniae faculty technology-and-society history-of-mit

In a suddenly remote spring, library support services carry on

Despite closing campus locations, the MIT Libraries continue to provide vital support for teaching, learning, and research.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic learning online-learning research history-of-mit open-access libraries campus-services

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 18, 2019 ~15 min

Tags: women-in-stem space nasa history-of-science moon research school-of-engineering school-of-science history-of-mit aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering satellites eaps astronomy-and-planetary-science


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

Metropolitan Storage Warehouse is potential new location for School of Architecture and Planning | MIT News

Historic building would create “design hub” for MIT, with benefits for surrounding community.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 14, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  architecture  arts  boston  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  center-for-real-estate  cambridge-boston-and-region  campus-buildings-and-architecture  facilities  collaboration  history-of-mit  mit-press

3 Questions: Melissa Nobles and Craig Steven Wilder on the MIT and Legacy of Slavery project | MIT News

MIT Community Dialogue series is underway as multi-year research continues.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 30, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history  history-of-science  students  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  president-l-rafael-reif  faculty  staff  history-of-mit  3-questions  slavery  mit-libraries  shass

Featured video: MIT's meteorology pioneers | MIT News

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences honors trailblazing professors Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz with a tribute to their lives and legacies.

MIT News Office • mit
April 17, 2018 ~1 min

Tags:  climate  history-of-science  weather  school-of-science  featured-video  history-of-mit  eaps

Center for Theoretical Physics celebrates 50 years | MIT News

Symposium explores how novel ideas and experiments are advancing many areas of theoretical physics in newly interconnected ways.

Scott Morley | Center for Theoretical Physics • mit
March 28, 2018 ~12 min

Tags:  machine-learning  physics  astrophysics  quantum-computing  black-holes  school-of-science  faculty  history-of-mit  laboratory-for-nuclear-science  nuclear-science-and-engineering  department-of-energy-doe  special-events-and-speakers  center-for-theoretical-physics

Event explores initial findings from “MIT and Slavery” class | MIT News

Students bring the Institute into national conversation about universities and the institution of slavery in the United States.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Feb. 23, 2018 ~13 min

Tags:  history  history-of-science  students  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  president-l-rafael-reif  faculty  staff  history-of-mit  slavery  mit-libraries  shass

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