March 27, 2017
STAT reporter Kate Sheridan spotlights the 2017 Koch Institute Image Awards, which aim to recognize visual images produced through life sciences and biomedical research. Sheridan notes that the competition shows “everyone how beautiful biology can be — no microscope required.”
Boston Globe reporter Amy Crawford highlights MIT startup Spoiler Alert, which “helps food businesses manage surplus inventory (its customers include Sysco, the world’s largest food wholesaler) and runs an online marketplace for discounted food sales and tax-deductible donations throughout New England.”
MIT has been named one of the top universities for producing the most employable graduates on Times Higher Education’s global employability ranking. “In addition to its world-leading courses, Massachusetts Institute of Technology also offers career-enhancing programmes for undergraduates, industry leaders and the general public,” explains Times Higher Education.
Ray Schroeder writes for Inside Higher Ed about Underlay, a knowledge base developed by MIT researchers to provide web users deeper citations of sources. Schroeder writes that Underlay is “a great example of what may become a new generation of search engines that is able to sort through the fact, opinion and misleading information of the ‘post-truth’ era.”
While playing the popular video game Fortnite, graduate student Henri Drake and the Climate Fortnite Squad battle for glory and chat about climate science in an effort to make information about climate change accessible to Fortnite fans. “The squad hopes their streams will be watched by climate-curious gamers who can send in questions for them to answer midgame,” Andrews explains.