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  • Building communities, founding a startup with people in mind

    Building communities, founding a startup with people in mind

    MIT postdoc Francesco Benedetti admits he wasn’t always a star student. But the people he met along his educational journey inspired him to strive, which led him to conduct research at MIT, launch a startup, and even lead the team that won the 2021 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Now he is determined to make sure his company, Osmoses, succeeds […]
  • Launchpad for healthcare entrepreneurs

    Launchpad for healthcare entrepreneurs

    When Computation and Systems Biology PhD student Elvira Kinzina was diagnosed with Lyme disease during her first year at MIT, she struggled to find a doctor specializing in the disease – even though Boston is renowned for its thriving healthcare community. She soon found out this was common for Lyme patients, with many specialists booked […]
  • Brave Behind Bars: Prison education program focuses on computing skills for women

    Brave Behind Bars: Prison education program focuses on computing skills for women

    A programming language textbook might not be the first thing you’d expect to see when walking into a correctional facility.
  • Compassionate mentorship both inside and outside the lab

    Compassionate mentorship both inside and outside the lab

    Although his professional expertise lies in developing chemical catalysts, MIT Visiting Professor Karthish Manthiram also makes sure to catalyze positive relationships with his graduate students.
  • Student, Alum Team Up to Combat Covid

    Student, Alum Team Up to Combat Covid

    “One of the reasons I like to interview for MIT is to be inspired—and maybe inspire a little bit back,” says George Hu ’89, a former Microsoft developer and creator of the language used for macros in Microsoft Excel. Hu says interviewing MIT applicants in his native Seattle is one way he stays connected to […]

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Secret superheroes of EECS

Secret superheroes of EECS

Lecturers ensure the technology, curriculum, and instructional delivery of MIT’s classroom education keep up with the dizzying pace of its research. go
MIT class journeys to fascinating…

MIT class journeys to fascinating places where mechanical engineering affects biology

For students in 2.788 (Mechanical Engineering and Design of Living Systems), newly discovered phenomena present opportunities for exploration and discovery. go

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