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Response to “Grad students suffer from lagging support”

We are writing in response to the opinion guest column by Mark Goldman, “Grad students suffer from lagging support” (The Tech, Nov 1, 2018). We are planning to meet with Mark directly to discuss the specific issues he raised and are also committed to offering more opportunities for students to engage with us on those or, in…

Looking back at Project Athena

A revolutionary educational project in the 1980s put the tools of computation in students’ hands — and foreshadowed even greater changes.

Giving Grad Women in MechE the Tools to Succeed

For two days in late October, 34 of the brightest minds in mechanical engineering convened on MIT’s campus. They all come from different backgrounds — one person studies human-robot interaction at Stanford University while another conducts research in thermal equipment design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But they all have one thing in common: They are…
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