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  • Switching stances

    MIT graduate student Alexis Sablone balances an athletic career and coursework in architecture.

    July 12, 2013
  • High potential

    Tomás Palacios investigates use of ‘extreme materials’ in electronics, which could reduce energy consumption and make computers far faster.

    July 3, 2013
  • On the hunt for neutrinos

    Physicist Joseph Formaggio seeks new ways to detect and measure the elusive particles.

    June 26, 2013
  • Holding the salt

    MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.

    June 17, 2013
  • Making waves

    Pierre Lermusiaux quantifies uncertainty to develop better ocean simulations.

    June 12, 2013
  • Opening Dropbox

    MIT alumnus Drew Houston took Dropbox from conception to a multibillion-dollar business.

    June 6, 2013
  • Starting up — again and again

    MBA student Danny Castonguay finds a thrill in starting new companies.

    June 3, 2013
  • Diving into nuclear policy

    Whether he’s in a Navy submarine or in Washington, you’ll find MIT senior Cameron McCord at the intersection of nuclear engineering, policy and service.

    May 29, 2013
  • Striking a balance on taxes

    Research by PhD student Stefanie Stantcheva touches on taxation, student loans and education incentives.

    May 22, 2013
  • A caring mind

    Red blood cells, dengue fever and greenhouses have been on MIT senior Paula Trepman’s mind as she tackles problems in global health care.

    May 17, 2013
  • ‘The place I needed to be’

    April 26, 2013
  • Power to the people

    From afar, MIT grad student Chidube Ezeozue devotes energy to his fellow Nigerians.

    April 18, 2013
  • Modern-day inventor

    MIT senior Paul Lazarescu uses his engineering talents to help people with disabilities and improve everyday technology.

    April 12, 2013
  • Building a better big box

    MIT architect Alexander D’Hooghe looks to remake suburbs and other neighborhoods with ‘more intelligent’ designs.

    March 29, 2013
  • Making sense of big data

    PhD student Jameson Toole wants to harness data to improve human lives.

    March 26, 2013
  • From biotech to high-tech

    Newer Kendall Square firms attribute their success to innovative ideas — and to location, location, location.

    March 20, 2013
  • Searching for solar systems like our own

    Josh Winn’s hunt for exoplanets may someday reveal habitable, Earth-like worlds.

    March 20, 2013
  • Better buildings, better lives

    Whether working on clean water for a Ugandan village or studying concrete reinforced with natural fibers, MIT senior Marisa Simmons is a civil engineer looking out for the world.

    March 15, 2013
  • Exploring the brain, and the world

    Brain and cognitive sciences major Joy Ekuta researches, learns and teaches her way around the globe.

    February 27, 2013
  • A physicist and her neutrinos

    MIT senior Christie Chiu has found her focus: the study of tiny particles.

    January 28, 2013