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 • mit
July 18, 2019 ~15 min

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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 • mit
April 24, 2019 ~6 min

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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

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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 • mit
Aug. 2, 2018 ~6 min

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Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
July 6, 2018 ~2 min

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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

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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 • mit
June 22, 2018 ~8 min

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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 • mit
June 12, 2018 ~5 min

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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 • mit
May 30, 2018 ~7 min

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