Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women

Finding could help overturn the prevailing notion that men and women experience angina differently.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: media-lab machine-learning research health health-care medicine women algorithms school-of-architecture-and-planning

Using algorithms to build a map of the placenta

New technique stretches out MRI scans of placentas so they can be more accurately analyzed, and shows the potential of MRI for pregnancy monitoring.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL | Oct. 2, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs research algorithms computer-science-and-technology medicine health-care imaging school-of-engineering women

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

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science social-sciences immigration government women research europe policy alumniae

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

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