Dear members of the MIT community and friends,
Fall is a wonderful time here at MIT; our faculty, students, and staff continue to drive exciting research and education, and I am constantly inspired by our community of passionate, curious, and ambitious innovators. Each year brings its own possibilities and opportunities for the future as we rejoin in our collective mission to solve the great challenges of our world.
There’s been no shortage of exciting news since the term began: Sally Kornbluth has been selected as MIT’s 18th President, succeeding President L. Rafael Reif. I look forward to working with her as she assumes her new role in January. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate President Reif on receiving the National Academy of Engineering’s Simon Ramo Founders Award — a tremendous honor and a testament to his many achievements as an engineer and leader.
I’m delighted to announce that the Graduate Engineering Leadership Program has received a generous gift, allowing the program to expand services and engage more students as it works to develop future engineering leaders. The School of Engineering also had the pleasure of hosting Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on a trip to campus to discuss collaboration and knowledge-sharing between the United States and India.
I hope you enjoy reading through the collection of stories I’ve assembled for you here. Let them serve as a reminder that though change is inevitable, together, we are engineering a bright future.