Top MIT research stories of 2020

The year’s popular research stories include astronomical firsts, scientific breakthroughs, and engineering milestones addressing Covid-19 and other global problems.

MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Is Massachusetts ready for carbon pricing? | MIT News

Panel at MIT explores benefits, costs, and political challenges.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 30, 2018 ~8 min

 sustainability  climate-change  economics  policy  global-warming  emissions  renewable-energy  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  alternative-energy  joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change  mit-sloan-school-of-management  environment-and-energy  center-for-energy-and-environmental-policy-research

Exploring ethical dimensions of climate negotiation | MIT News

MIT researchers focus on empathy, transparency, and empowerment at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 18, 2017 ~13 min

 sustainability  climate-change  policy  global-warming  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  idss  mit-energy-initiative  alternative-energy  joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change  technology-and-policy  esi  mit-sloan-school-of-management  center-for-energy-and-environmental-policy-research  climate-colab

Tata Center announces new projects for 2016-2017 | MIT News

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 13, 2016 ~2 min

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Welcome the MIT Siebel Scholars for 2016 | MIT News

Graduate students from bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science join a distinguished intellectual community.

Michael Patrick Rutter | School of Engineering • mit
Feb. 4, 2016 ~3 min

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Office of Digital Learning announces MITx Grant Program recipients | MIT News

Lisa Eichel | Office of Digital Learning • mit
Aug. 20, 2015 ~6 min

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