Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering eaps research satellites school-of-engineering history-of-mit nasa history-of-science moon space astronomy-and-planetary-science women-in-stem school-of-science

Advocating for federal research funding on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day 2019.

Science Policy Initiative | April 24, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering biological-engineering mechanical-engineering media-lab policy funding government school-of-architecture-and-planning energy national-institutes-of-nih national-science-foundation-nsf research volunteering outreach public-service women-in-stem


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 | Sept. 27, 2018
~10 mins |

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

Paying it forward: Fellowship boosts women in physics | MIT News

Four students are first beneficiaries of grant program established by Assistant Professor Lindley Winslow with support from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Sandi Miller | Department of Physics | Aug. 2, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  awards-honors-and-fellowships  grants  funding  physics  women-in-stem  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-science

Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | July 6, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  libraries  women-in-stem  faculty  history-of-mit  history  women  biology  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  physics  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  school-of-science  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion

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 | June 25, 2018
~7 mins |

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

Networks in aerospace | MIT News

Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  students  graduate-postdoctoral  profile  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  satellites  nasa  mars  school-of-engineering  women  women-in-stem  diversity-and-inclusion  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Scene at MIT: PhD baby and her amazing mama | MIT News

A new daughter helped Alejandra Falla PhD ’18 gain perspective on life — and her tiny MIT regalia stole the show at Commencement.

MIT News Office | June 12, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  scene-at-mit  commencement  students  community  graduate-postdoctoral  alumniae  biological-engineering  crispr  disease  women-in-stem  school-of-engineering  microbiology  biology  genetics  school-of-science

How many people can China feed? | MIT News

Graduate student Tiziana Smith studies links between water availability and crop yields in the world’s most populous country.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | May 30, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  china  civil-and-environmental-engineering  computer-modeling  agriculture  diversity-and-inclusion  environment  graduate-postdoctoral  policy  profile  research  school-of-engineering  student-life  students  sustainability  water  women  women-in-stem

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