November 7, 2018
Chronicle highlights MIT startup Spyce, a restaurant with a robotic kitchen. At Spyce, the flames used to heat a wok “are replaced with induction metal,” explains Erika Tarantal. “The robot-controlled rotation ensures cooking on all sides.”
Prof. Bill Aulet speaks with Financial Times reporter Seb Murray about how business schools can help prepare students to become entrepreneurs and highlights MIT’s delta v program, an educational accelerator that allows business school students to work with engineers, designers and scientists to create companies. “Entrepreneurship is about creation, leadership,” says Aulet. “We need programs that convene heterogeneous teams.”
In an article for Bloomberg Opinion, Noah Smith highlights Prof. David Autor’s recent lecture at the American Education Association. Autor shows that, “the urban-rural education gap has widened — in 1970, an American in a rural area was only 5 percent less likely to have a college degree as someone in an urban area, but by 2015 that gap had grown to 20 points.”
Wired reporter Matt Jancer writes about Embr Wave, a wearable device developed by several MIT alumni, which helps users regulate their body temperature. Jancer notes that a button on the Wave “turns it hotter or colder, and when it heats up or cools, your inner wrist you feel as if you turned on a personal thermostat only for you.”
La República reporter David Luna speaks with 15 MIT researchers, postdoctoral fellows and students from Colombia about their work and experience at MIT. Luna writes that “what sets the Institute apart is its commitment to open, borderless, shared learning,” adding that “MIT understands the true meaning of education: mind and hand to move forward.”
Prof. John E. Fernández, director of the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, writes in a letter to The Boston Globe that the Trump administration should make an investment in rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Fernández writes that President Trump’s desire to build is good, “for local economies, job creation, and protection from emerging threats such as climate change.”
Writing for Forbes, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin examines the importance of retirement planning, based off of a recent conversation he had with a Lyft driver. “Today’s retirement planning story must also add several chapters of imaginative, yet realistic, planning that go well beyond financial security and goal-setting alone,” writes Coughlin.