Updates

Four from MIT named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholars
The fellowship funds graduate studies at Stanford University.
From steel engineering to ovarian tumor research
Ashutosh Kumar, a materials science and engineering PhD student and MathWorks Fellow, applies his eclectic skills to studying the relationship between bacteria and cancer.
Discovering community and cultural connections
A joint humanities and engineering major, senior Grace McMillan is setting her sights on a legal career focused on education policy reform.
Three from MIT named 2024-25 Goldwater Scholars
Undergraduates Ben Lou, Srinath Mahankali, and Kenta Suzuki, whose research explores math and physics, are honored for their academic excellence.
Studies in empathy and analytics
Senior James Simon wants to effect change in two ways: by quantifying societal issues and working directly with disadvantaged communities.
Alison Badgett named director of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
With decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, she will lead the center as MIT boosts social impact experiential learning opportunities.
MITdesignX and MISTI in Dubai
The Institute’s “mind and hand” ethos has found a home in the United Arab Emirates.
Science communication competition brings research into the real world
“We need more scientists who can explain their work clearly, explain science to the public, and help us build a science-literate world.”
MIT faculty, instructors, students experiment with generative AI in teaching and learning
At MIT’s Festival of Learning 2024, panelists stressed the importance of developing critical thinking skills while leveraging technologies like generative AI.
The MIT Edgerton Center’s third annual showcase dazzles onlookers
Fourteen Edgerton Center student-led engineering teams displayed their latest creations, from solar cars to rockets to assistive eating devices.