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  • GrubHub Founder Starts a Handy Alternative to the Gig Economy

    GrubHub Founder Starts a Handy Alternative to the Gig Economy

    It started not with a stroke of creative genius, but with a rain barrel that Mike Evans ’99, MEng ’00, wanted to install in his garden. Fourteen calls later, he still hadn’t been able to hire anyone. He started researching the home maintenance sector and discovered that many US trade schools have closed in recent […]
  • Software from alumni-founded startup Uncountable to accelerate R&D

    Software from alumni-founded startup Uncountable to accelerate R&D

    Many scientists and researchers still rely on Excel spreadsheets and lab notebooks to manage data from their experiments. That can work for single experiments, but companies tend to make decisions based on data from multiple experiments, some of which may take place at different labs, with slightly different parameters, and even in different countries.
  • Recent NEET graduates tackle air pollution with autonomous drones

    Recent NEET graduates tackle air pollution with autonomous drones

    Hovering one hundred meters above a densely populated urban residential area, the drone takes a quiet breath. Its goal is singular, to systematically measure air quality across the metropolitan landscape, providing regular updates to a central communication module where it docks after its patrol, awaiting a new set of instructions. The central module integrates each […]
  • 3D printing tiny parts for big impact

    3D printing tiny parts for big impact

    Whether it’s computer chips, smartphone components, or camera parts, the hardware in many products is constantly getting smaller. The trend is pushing companies to come up with new ways to make the parts that power our world.
  • Crowdsourcing data on road quality and excess fuel consumption

    Crowdsourcing data on road quality and excess fuel consumption

    America has over 4 million miles of roads and, as one might expect, monitoring them can be a monumental task.   To collect high-quality data on the conditions of their roads, departments of transportation (DOTs) can expect to spend $200 per mile for state-of-the-art laser profilers. For cities and states, these costs are prohibitive and […]

IN THE NEWS

Paul Lagacé, professor of aeronautics…

Paul Lagacé, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, dies at 63

Lagacé, an expert on composite materials and structures, was passionate about MIT and the Boston Red Sox. go
Making it through a pandemic…

Making it through a pandemic senior year with curiosity and community

Miles Johnson ’21, a recent graduate in mathematics and EECS, employed a strong dorm network and personal interests including rock climbing and jazz to complete a rich MIT experience. go

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