Interdisciplinary Threads of NEETWeaving Together Innovation and Collaboration

Autonomous Machines

Design, build, and deploy mechanical systems, software, and autonomy algorithms for real-world autonomous machines and robots.

Climate & Sustainability Systems

Work on groundbreaking research projects with real-world impact and develop strong bonds with a diverse group of climate-conscious students.

Living Machines

Discover, build and engineer living systems for broad applications in biotechnology and medical devices.

Digital Cities

Build the cities of the future by immersing scholars in the emerging intersections of computer science and urban planning.

Interdisciplinary journey

Edward Crawley: A career of education, service, and exploration

The MIT professor and co-founder and senior advisor of New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), reflects on five decades of impactful work in aerospace engineering and education, at the Institute and beyond.

Interdisciplinary journey

Arina Khotimsky ’23 awarded 2023 Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Arina Khotimsky ’23 from NEET's Climate & Sustainability Systems thread was selected for the 2023 Michel David-Weill scholarship, awarded each year to one student from the United States in a master’s program at Sciences Po in France who exemplifies the core values embodied by its namesake: excellence, leadership, multiculturalism, and high achievement.

Ronit Langer

Powering the Future

Students from 22.S094 (NEET Climate & Sustainability Systems: Decarbonizing Ulaanbaatar at Scale) and 21A.S01 (Anthro-Engineering: Decarbonization at the Million-Person Scale) embarked on a journey to the capital city, with temperatures plummeting to an astonishing -40 degrees Fahrenheit, diving into the diverse tapestry of local life as they gleaned insight from various stakeholder groups.

Ronit Langer

“Transforming Engineering Education” TEE 2023 Conference

As the ninth in a series of international research symposiums, this year’s event focused on the theme “transforming engineering education”. According to Amitava ‘Babi’ Mitra, founding executive director, New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), MIT, this marks “the first IRSPBL to take place in North America and the first conference on engineering education co-convened by MIT and Harvard University”.

About the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) program

The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) program was launched in 2017 to reimagine engineering education at MIT. A cross-departmental academic program with a focus on collaborative, project-centric learning, NEET cultivates the essential skills and qualities needed for students to address 21st-century societal challenges with interdisciplinary approaches.

MIT New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) - School of Engineering
MIT New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) - School of Engineering

Design Thinking, Prototyping and Education

The three-year NEET program, offered through the School of Engineering, provides new hands-on learning experiences for MIT undergraduate students, integrating design thinking and prototyping within a cross-departmental community. Students join as sophomores and learn how to address complex societal challenges through one of the four interdisciplinary ‘threads’: Autonomous Machines, Climate & Sustainability Systems, Digital Cities, or Living Machines. The School of Architecture and Planning offers the Digital Cities thread, in collaboration with the School of Engineering. In NEET’s first-year discovery class, SP.248 NEET Ways of Thinking, student teams engage in interdisciplinary challenges taken from NEET threads.