Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry

Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: history social-sciences latin-america research metals mexico school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse

A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: health medicine anthropology latin-america research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries books-and-authors health-science-and-technology

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 • mit
Dec. 13, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: education teaching graduate profile natural-disasters latin-america research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute academics postdoctoral

Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Dec. 10, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases latin-america emissions research asia global technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy international-relations joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

The task of history | MIT News

At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 22, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history  latin-america  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  social-justice  humanities  slavery  mit-libraries  haiti

Designing for a more equitable world | MIT News

D-Lab founder Amy Smith teaches MIT students to tap into the heart of international development.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
Oct. 6, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  africa  poverty  development  latin-america  asia  design  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  education-teaching-academics  faculty  international-initiatives  collaboration  3-questions  developing-countries  stem-education  d-lab

Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims | MIT News

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Sept. 24, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  earthquakes  natural-disasters  latin-america  mexico  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  disaster-response  crowdsourcing

Pew recognizes four MIT researchers for innovation in biomedical science | MIT News

Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé and cell biologist Gene-Wei Li honored as Pew Scholars; postdocs Ana Fiszbein and María Inda are named Pew Latin American Fellows.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
June 20, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  dna  physics  genetics  biology  broad-institute  latin-america  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  faculty  biological-engineering  health-sciences-and-technology

The U.S. and Mexico: What’s the way forward? | MIT News

MIT event offers look at how U.S.-Mexico relations could revive.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 15, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  politics  immigration  latin-america  government  mexico  special-events-and-guest-speakers  business-and-management  security-studies-and-military  political-science  misti  center-for-international-studies  shass  international-relations

Mexico City “Better World” event showcases the MIT community in Latin America | MIT News

Guest speakers offer stories of MIT’s connectivity and innovation.

MIT Resource Development • mit
April 12, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  latin-america  community  mexico  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  president-l-rafael-reif  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  campaign-for-a-better-world

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