Dear members of the MIT community and friends,
September is rapidly approaching and campus is buzzing with the familiar feelings of excitement and joy that tend to accompany the start of the fall term. I’m looking forward to walking along an Infinite Corridor teeming with life again as the majority of our MIT community returns to campus — as well as those who will arrive for the first time — eager and ready to rise to new challenges.
Although life on campus slows over the summer, our work to educate and innovate never fully stops. We had a busy summer of programming and initiatives including a successful start of the virtual MOSTEC program, facilitated by the MIT Office of Engineering and Outreach Program, which offers high school students across the country an opportunity to jumpstart their STEM studies as they complete college-level courses in engineering and other science fields. This year, nearly 300 students were admitted to the program. We were likewise thrilled to announce the inaugural industry members of the MIT Mobility Initiative, a cross-Institute collaboration with the School of Architecture and Planning, aimed at driving innovation and shaping a sustainable, clean, safe, and inclusive mobility system.
These stories and more are shared in this summer edition of The Infinite. You’ll meet a group of students working to bring a new nuclear technology to campus, journey on a behind-the-scenes tour of MIT’s new state-of-the-art wind tunnel, and be introduced to a pair of alumni siblings working to make hydropower more sustainable. Plus, join us as we celebrate the latest honors earned by our faculty, and catch up on some of our cutting-edge research, classes, and more.
I look forward to turning the page to the new year with you now as we rejoin in our efforts to further the mission of our school: advance knowledge, educate students, and address today’s most pressing challenges.