ENGINEERING IN ACTION

  • Diagnosing cancer with a barcode-inspired test

    Diagnosing cancer with a barcode-inspired test

    As Dana Al-Sulaiman peers into a microscope, a row of dots appears on a slide. These dots can help provide a cancer diagnosis. Al-Sulaiman was inspired by barcodes found on consumer products.
  • A pet brand on a mission

    A pet brand on a mission

    Two years ago, as Rhett James was starting a dual-degree MBA/master’s degree in city planning, a chance meeting with Leyou Tameru, a legal consultant based in Ethiopia, would take him down an unexpected path. An architect by trade, James had an eye for design, but never anticipated that he would go into consumer goods. When […]
  • Meet this year’s MathWorks Fellows: A three-part series, III

    Meet this year’s MathWorks Fellows: A three-part series, III

    When the Perseverance Rover landed on Mars last February, it carried with it an oxygen generation experiment called MOXIE. The instrument uses electrolysis to split oxygen out of a Martian atmosphere predominantly composed of carbon dioxide. When the system is initiated, it can produce enough oxygen for one human to breathe for a little more […]
  • Faster than a snail

    Faster than a snail

    On September 12, the student-led group, MIT Hyperloop III will be presenting a machine learning-augmented drilling technology at Elon Musk’s ‘Not-A-Boring’ competition to be held in the Mojave Desert. The competition is sponsored by Musk’s The Boring Company, which he founded to pursue hyperloop technology. MIT Hyperloop III was selected as one of twelve groups, […]
  • Recognizing seven years of the MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM)

    Recognizing seven years of the MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM)

    MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) was founded in 2015 with an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant that centers on the recruitment, retention, and academic success of underrepresented minority doctoral students in five departments in the School of Engineering: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and the Institute for […]
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