ENGINEERING IN ACTION

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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