For student researchers, no pause for the pandemic

Undergraduates Aljazzy Alahmadi, Andrea Garcia, and Quynh Nguyen are sustaining the nuclear science and engineering research mission from around the world.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Aug. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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A new way to control experimentation with dreams

Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.

Sarah Beckmann | MIT Media Lab • mit
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: neuroscience memory sleep research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning brain-and-cognitive-sciences undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop

Testing the waters

MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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“You don’t learn this in class”

Students in the MIT Energy Initiative Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program build professional skills.

Aaron Weber | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 4, 2019 ~12 min

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MIT undergraduates to embark on The Quest | MIT News

Up to 100 Quest-funded UROP projects aim to crack the code of human and machine intelligence.

MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
Sept. 7, 2018 ~3 min

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A celebration of community and research accomplishments | MIT News

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Celebration and Awards Banquet honors the Class of 2018 and outstanding community members.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 1, 2018 ~11 min

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With The Herman Project, home bakers become citizen scientists | MIT News

Network tracks the evolution of microbial communities in sourdough starter mixtures shared around the world.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
April 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  evolution  bacteria  microbes  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop  crowdsourcing

Bridging the science-policy divide | MIT News

For MIT senior Talia Weiss, physics and theater have provided a springboard for new interests in political science.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
Oct. 17, 2017 ~8 min

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Presentation practice: Hurricanes to prosthetics | MIT News

Students hone their communication skills by presenting their research projects at the 4th annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Oct. 2, 2017 ~5 min

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