J-PAL North America launches research initiative to focus on Covid-19 recovery

The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Caroline Garau | J-PAL North America • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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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 • mit
Sept. 27, 2018 ~10 min

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For J-WEL, a year of transforming education | MIT News

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab connects MIT and the world via collaboratives focused on pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.

Danielle Pagano | Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) • mit
May 21, 2018 ~6 min

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Rock music helps students and educators explore engineering | MIT News

Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences.

Jay London | MIT Alumni Association • mit
April 20, 2018 ~4 min

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Startup aims to democratize synthetic biology | MIT News

Alumna’s mini-lab kits include all necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 18, 2018 ~9 min

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This is what a scientist looks like | MIT News

Researchers celebrate women in environmental sciences and engineering at the MIT Museum’s Girls Day.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT • mit
April 3, 2018 ~13 min

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Sealing the cracks in public education | MIT News

MIT senior Yazmin Guzman wants to change the educational landscape to provide opportunities to all K-12 students.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
Feb. 14, 2018 ~8 min

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Featured video: Learning lessons from teaching others | MIT News

Computer science major Melanie Chen serves as teaching assistant, curriculum developer, and mentor to high school students in a unique MIT program.

MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 5, 2017 ~4 min

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Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector | MIT News

Pocket-sized device detects charged particles in surrounding air.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 20, 2017 ~8 min

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High School teams awarded 2017-18 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for invention projects | MIT News

Fifteen student teams nationwide address local problems through invention.

Lemelson-MIT Program • mit
Oct. 30, 2017 ~4 min

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