The new front against antibiotic resistance

Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bacteria biology antibiotics broad-institute data microbes disease research drug-development school-of-science special-events-and-guest-speakers independent-activities-period

Bringing humanistic education in technical subjects to the world | MIT News

Students and staff combine workshopping and OpenCourseWare to demonstrate human-centered pedagogies in the context of modern topics and technologies.

MIT Open Learning • mit
June 28, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  education  online-learning  video-games  classes-and-programs  education-teaching-academics  office-of-open-learning  independent-activities-period  workshops  opencourseware

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

Geophysics field trip helps secure safe drinking water for local citizens | MIT News

Class visit to St. Lucia helps teach cutting-edge geophysics techniques while locating drinking water for those in need.

Helen Hill | EAPS • mit
April 23, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  classes-and-programs  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  eaps  independent-activities-period  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Opportunities to study abroad during IAP continue to grow | MIT News

Global Classroom Fund assists faculty innovation and provides unique global experiences for students.

Julia Mongo | Global Education and Career Development • mit
April 9, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  spain  united-kingdom  students  global  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  international-initiatives  global-education-and-career-development  misti  independent-activities-period  student-life

Outstanding MIT students of French explore "Paris et la rue" | MIT News

In the January Scholars in France program, students discover behind-the-scenes Paris and the city's storied streets.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
March 5, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  language  france  students  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  humanities  shass  global-studies-and-languages  independent-activities-period

Human factors engineering class tackles design for aging | MIT News

MIT students learn human-centered design skills in a course offered during the 2018 Independent Activities Period.

MIT International Design Center • mit
March 2, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  aging  design  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  collaboration  agelab  independent-activities-period  academic-contests-and-competitions  singapore-university-of-technology-and-design-sutd

A microbial approach to agriculture | MIT News

A new special subject, Agricultural Microbial Ecology, takes students to Israel.

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

Tags:  bacteria  agriculture  biology  microbes  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  national-science-foundation-nsf  civil-and-environmental-engineering  independent-activities-period

In fieldwork program, students take the lead | MIT News

TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering takes students to Hawaii to conduct environmental research.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Feb. 12, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  pollution  research  drones  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  civil-and-environmental-engineering  stem-education  independent-activities-period

Reading and writing DNA | MIT News

Department of Biology kicks off IAP seminar series with a lecture by synthetic-biology visionary George Church.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 31, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  dna  genetics  crispr  bacteria  industry  biology  synthetic-biology  health-care  broad-institute  research  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  biological-engineering  independent-activities-period  genome-editing

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