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  • Seeing beauty in a materials science world

    Marshall Scholar Colleen Loynachan tackles materials science problems with a photographer’s perspective.

    January 15, 2014
  • Observing the observers

    MIT Sloan’s Juanjuan Zhang studies how people make decisions — even life-and-death decisions — based on observation and inference.

    January 6, 2014
  • Getting a move on in math

    Marshall Scholar Kirin Sinha is motivating young women to pursue math through dance.

    December 23, 2013
  • Crossing disciplines, and international borders

    Rhodes Scholar John Mikhael, who calls both the U.S. and Lebanon home, is also comfortable in many scientific fields.

    December 17, 2013
  • New imaging technology can ‘see’ you thinking

    A visual voyage inside the ‘clarified’ brain.

    December 9, 2013
  • Silvija Gradečak seeks to better the world through new materials

    Looking for better materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other technology, one molecule at a time.

    December 6, 2013
  • Faculty highlight: Katharina Ribbeck

    Dissecting the inner workings of the mucus barrier could yield better drugs, prevent disease

    December 4, 2013
  • Doing the math

    MIT management professor Vivek Farias crunches the numbers to see how complex systems can be optimized.

    November 18, 2013
  • An economist with a goal

    MIT senior Jonathan Tebes sees economics as a way to alleviate poverty in the US, Tanzania, and beyond.

    November 13, 2013
  • Turning bacteria into chemical factories

    Kristala Jones Prather engineers cells to produce useful compounds such as drugs and biofuels.

    November 6, 2013
  • Military medicine

    Senior Laura Lu’s years at MIT have included cancer research, ROTC leadership, and prosthesis trials — and she aims to put her talents to use one day as a Navy surgeon.

    October 30, 2013
  • Big plans for small spacecraft

    Paulo Lozano is designing tiny ion thrusters for the next generation of satellites

    October 22, 2013
  • Fighting for social justice

    With U.S. history and constitutional law on his mind, senior Cory Hernandez envisions a society that welcomes all — starting with MIT.

    October 15, 2013
  • Advantage, Arnaud

    Economist Arnaud Costinot studies international trade — and has helped revive interest in economics’ venerable Theory of Comparative Advantage.

    October 11, 2013
  • Under the sea

    MIT senior Grace Young’s love of marine robotics will lead her to spend up to a month underwater this semester, collecting data and teaching classes over Skype to help save the oceans.

    October 2, 2013
  • Broadcasting rights

    MIT professor Heather Hendershot studies the conservative movement’s strategic use of television through the decades.

    September 25, 2013
  • Bringing ‘common sense’ to text analytics

    Luminoso Technologies uses artificial-intelligence research as a commercial springboard.

    September 24, 2013
  • Ruben Juanes unravels the mysteries of underground flows

    CEE professor’s studies of how fluids move underground could help with cleaner energy production and water supplies.

    September 16, 2013
  • Mappers, modelers and an anthropologist

    HASTS doctoral student Tom Schilling is conducting an anthropological study of geology, forestry and First Nations-led mapping and modeling in rural British Columbia.

    September 12, 2013
  • Big game hunter

    MIT sociologist T.L. Taylor studies the subcultures of online gaming and the nascent world of online e-sports.

    September 3, 2013