As you read about all of our makers and their impact, please let us know how you are making the world a better and more interesting place.
MIT has more than 130,000 square feet of hand-on workshops and "maker spaces" across the campus (with even more to come). We design, prototype, and invent the future of technology one project at a time—have a look at what these students have done. Only at MIT do we need a “Czar" to oversee all of this activity.
At the School of Engineering, the things we build—from genetic circuits to electrically driven shockwaves for water desalination—cross disciplines and departments, and in some cases, fuse them together. Advances in 3D printing (3DP was invented here), nanofabrication, robotics, and other technologies have enabled such innovations, but it’s the people who are at the heart of this movement.
Ian A. Waitz
Dean of Engineering
Introducing students to engineering design at the molecular level
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From nuclear science and engineering to the U.S. Navy
What are your apps hiding?
Homeschooled with MIT online courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15
Can sense temperature, light up, and deliver medicine
MIT team invents efficient process for water desalination
Not just for comic books anymore
James Collins is creating genetic circuits with novel functions