Dear members of the MIT community and friends,
Even though the academic year is over, campus is still buzzing with activity. Research groups continue their work on projects and experiments. Many classrooms are filled with participants of summer activities, including our K–12 programming. A few weeks ago, thousands of alumni, family, and friends from across the globe convened on campus to celebrate the Class of 2023 and MIT Tech Reunions.
During our second year of co-hosting the School of Engineering and Schwarzman College of Computing Advanced Degree Ceremony, it was thrilling to congratulate students on Killian Court alongside Dean Daniel Huttenlocher. We also were honored to welcome Lila Snyder SM ’96, PhD ’98, CEO of Bose, as the ceremony speaker. Lila shared some heartfelt advice from her own experiences studying mechanical engineering at MIT and encouraged graduates to be authentic, never work alone, and take more risks.
In addition to celebrating thousands of new engineering and computing graduates, this spring there was a flurry of activity for the School of Engineering. To name a few highlights, we had the distinct privilege of hosting President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea, launched the MIT-Novo Nordisk Artificial Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and announced two new department heads in the School of Engineering: John Hart in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Christopher Voigt in the Department of Biological Engineering.
In this issue of The Infinite, I’ve chosen a sampling of the latest updates from the School of Engineering – from robot competitions on campus to developing energy solutions in Mongolia. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the exciting research, classes, and happenings from this spring.
Wishing you a relaxing and restorative summer session!