Building a framework for remote making

A decision-making framework and wiki for students developed by MIT Project Manus and MIT Environment, Health and Safety enables safe making from home.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education teaching covid-19 pandemic research community students mechanical-engineering vice-chancellor facilities stem-education maker-movement academics chancellor clubs-and-activities

A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions

Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends.

Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 3, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: biology research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion stem-education


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

Tags:  mathematics  women-in-stem  k-12-education  students  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  special-events-and-guest-speakers  stem-education  contests-and-academic-competitions

Fighting implicit bias in STEM with increased cognitive control | MIT News

In a visit with the Department of Biology, Lydia Villa-Komaroff PhD '75 explains how “thinking fast makes changing slow.”

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
June 25, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  teaching  biology  school-of-science  alumniae  diversity-and-inclusion  special-events-and-guest-speakers  whitehead-institute  stem-education  academics

GAIN program to connect community college students to career opportunities | MIT News

Jaramillo lab launches a summer program to broaden the horizons of local students interested in materials science and engineering.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
May 31, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  diversity-and-inclusion  undergraduate  cambridge-boston-and-region  national-science-foundation-nsf  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-research-laboratory  stem-education

OpenCourseWare opens up a whole new career | MIT News

With self-directed learning, Trent Parker designs his own professional pathway.

Roksi Freeman | MIT Open Learning • mit
May 22, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  online-learning  school-of-engineering  education-teaching-academics  stem-education  office-of-open-learning  opencourseware  department-of-electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

Computation counts | MIT News

Students are flocking to 6.00 (Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python), where they learn not just coding but computational thinking.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
May 4, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  data  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  education-teaching-academics  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  stem-education

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

Tags:  music  arts  video  k-12-education  design  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  technology-and-society  collaboration  stem-education

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

Tags:  education  startups  synthetic-biology  k-12-education  design  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  biological-engineering  stem-education  maker-movement

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