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  • 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.
  • An Unexpected Ambition Borne from MIT Experience

    An Unexpected Ambition Borne from MIT Experience

    Senior Annamarie Bair was determined to become a medical doctor when she arrived at MIT from the Midwest nearly four years ago. She was fascinated by neuroscience but had yet to channel that passion toward what became her true focus: artificial intelligence and health care.
  • Engineering Joy

    Engineering Joy

    MIT senior Isabel “Izzy” Lloyd will graduate this spring with not only a degree in mechanical engineering, but with the pleasure of knowing she accomplished a goal she set for herself as a freshman: to impact those around her in a truly positive way.
  • Computation Counts

    Computation Counts

    When James Quigley applied to MIT, he didn’t need an algorithm to tell him getting in wasn’t a high-probability outcome. An Army veteran attending community college in California, he possessed a talent for math, a desire to do big things, and a sobering group of friends who insisted: “Mortals don’t get into MIT.” Quigley knew a dare when he heard one. As for probability measures, those he chose to ignore.

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