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  • Navigating beneath the Arctic ice

    Navigating beneath the Arctic ice

    There is a lot of activity beneath the vast, lonely expanses of ice and snow in the Arctic. Climate change has dramatically altered the layer of ice that covers much of the Arctic Ocean. Areas of water that used to be covered by a solid ice pack are now covered by thin layers only 3 […]
  • Talking outside the tower

    Talking outside the tower

    Walking into MIT can feel like entering a foreign country — one with a number for every building and an unwieldy acronym for every organization. Deeper conversations are even more opaque, as fields and sub-fields command their own complex scientific argot. But if the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that bridging the gap […]
  • Sustainable solutions at home and abroad

    Sustainable solutions at home and abroad

    Arnav Patel is a self-described sustainability enthusiast. Working on solutions related to climate change has been a central thread woven throughout his time at MIT. As a first-year student, he was initially drawn to mechanical engineering because he wanted to keep his options open.
  • Healing with hydrogels

    Healing with hydrogels

    In November, mechanical engineering PhD candidate Hyunwoo Yuk earned the top prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition hosted by the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame. Yuk was named the graduate winner for his invention SanaHeal, a bioadhesive tape that can easily bind to tissues or organs. The tape could one day be used in place of […]
  • A hands-on class responds to Covid

    A hands-on class responds to Covid

    When Professor Stefanie Mueller needed to adapt her laboratory class to the Covid-19 pandemic, she was initially overwhelmed by the amount of work that would need to be done. That’s because Mueller’s hands-on building and fabrication class, 6.810 (Engineering Interactive Technologies), is entirely about the ways that humans interact with technology in the physical world. As […]

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Seeking enhanced materials for nuclear…

Seeking enhanced materials for nuclear reactors

Fifth-year nuclear science and engineering graduate student Arunkumar Seshadri looks to develop materials and fuels that can better withstand the extreme conditions in nuclear reactors. go
Seeking the cellular mechanisms of…

Seeking the cellular mechanisms of disease, with help from machine learning

Caroline Uhler blends machine learning, statistics, and biology to understand how our bodies respond to illness. go

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