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 | Jan. 23, 2020 | mit
~6 mins   

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

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 | June 28, 2018
~11 mins |

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

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 | May 20, 2018
~8 mins |

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

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 | April 23, 2018
~3 mins |

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

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 | April 9, 2018
~9 mins |

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

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 | March 5, 2018
~7 mins |

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

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 | March 2, 2018
~3 mins |

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

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 | Feb. 14, 2018
~7 mins |

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

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 | Feb. 12, 2018
~9 mins |

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

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 | Jan. 31, 2018
~8 mins |

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

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