The Engine seeks to make Boston an epicenter in the “tough tech” field.
Winners received a prize of 1,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollars and a replica of a human head sporting a question mark (to tie in with this year's theme, “Uncertainty”).
The fair presented a wide variety of options that catered to MIT students’ skillsets. Many focused on biotech, healthcare systems, tutoring, and coding skills.
The son of Will Smith was spotted on campus last Monday. Drew FitzGerald, the creative director of CEE, coordinated Smith’s day-long visit.
Several of the 2017 Ig Nobel prizewinners presented their research Saturday to the public at the Ig Informal Lectures in 10-250. Two previous prizewinners presented their winning research as well.
Maseeh Hall and Simmons Hall were the most popular picks among the freshmen class this year, while the fewest number of freshmen chose to live in East Campus and Random Hall.
A new minor in Polymers and Soft Matter (MPSM) will be offered starting this fall in response to “the increasing need for knowledge of chemistry in materials-related fields,” according to Professor Jeremiah Johnson, founder and current advisor of MPSM.
NASA Astronaut and former Whitehead Institute Fellow Kathleen “Kate” Rubins met withthe local middle school and high school students Sept. 12 at the Whitehead Institute to share her experience aboard the International Space Station.
MIT Associate Professors Roger Levy and Tamar Schapiro were arrested at a Sept. 7 protest in Harvard Square denouncing the repeal.
Tranquil local weather will continue across the area as the late summer cool down slowly begins.
A party thrown by MIT fraternity Phi Delta Theta during Labor Day Weekend was shut down by Boston Police after detectives discovered underage drinking and overcrowding. The Sunday party, which came during rush week, included a waterfall flowing down the stairwell and spilling onto a marble staircase.
Gunfire disrupted Sunday’s 25th annual Cambridge Carnival International. The incident took place near 200 Technology Square, about 0.2 miles from the center of campus.
Due to ongoing New House construction, the west end of Amherst Alley is scheduled to close temporarily from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22. Although pedestrians can still use the street, vehicles including MIT shuttles will have to make a detour to Memorial Drive. The shuttle pick-up locations will be redirected to the corner of Amherst Alley and Fowler Street.
Registration deadline for fall classes for all students is Friday, September 8.
In an op-ed in The Boston Globe, President L. Rafael Reif called the repeal of DACA a “mistake” and called on Congress to protect young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under DACA, called Dreamers.