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  • 3Q: Muriel Médard on the world-altering rise of 5G

    3Q: Muriel Médard on the world-altering rise of 5G

    The rise of 5G, or fifth generation, mobile technologies is refashioning the wireless communications and networking industry. The School of Engineering recently asked Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT, to explain what that means and why it matters.
  • A Summer Tune-Up for Industry Professionals

    A Summer Tune-Up for Industry Professionals

    Kristala Jones Prather is speaking in a packed MIT lecture hall. Many of her students wear reading glasses, some have a little less hair than they used to, and most of them are well dressed and groomed. But all of these engineers, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists take furious notes in thick course binders and lean forward to study the equations she jots on the chalkboard.
  • Music as a Gateway to Shared Humanity

    Music as a Gateway to Shared Humanity

    When A. R. Rahman, two-time Academy Award winner, singer-songwriter, and music producer from India, came to visit and take a course at MIT in July, he was in his element during a tour of interactive music systems on campus.
  • Ties with MIT Run Deep for the U.S. Navy’s Top Officer

    Ties with MIT Run Deep for the U.S. Navy’s Top Officer

    Looking back on his MIT graduate student days in the late 1980s, Admiral John M. Richardson SM ’89, EE ’89, ENG ’89 recalls a quieter time. He was not yet helming the world’s most powerful navy nor was global competition at sea nearly so high.
  • Modern Metallurgist

    Modern Metallurgist

    If humans are going to be able to travel to Mars one day, Cem Tasan’s research on metals just might play a role in the mission. Dr. Tasan, the Thomas B. King Career Development Professor in Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, works to produce metals that will bend with the changing times.

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