—- Class of ‘22
Come for the NEET Info Session:
- Mon Feb 4 (Reg Day)
- 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- in 4-153
Q&A with current NEET students.
Talk with NEET faculty and academic staff.
Pizza and NEET T-shirt provided.
Threads available for freshmen starting Fall 2019:
- Advanced Materials Machines
- Autonomous Machines
- Living Machines
- Renewable Energy Machines
We are glad to announce that General Motors is the first official sponsor of the NEET Autonomous Machines thread. GM decided to “support a new academic program that reimagines undergraduate engineering education and offers 130+ engineering students the opportunity to learn in a way that prepares them for careers in the 21st Century.”
We are excited by the opportunity to partner with GM to build a NEET future for our students!
Meet your NEET Student Council Officers!
- Living Machines Student Council:
- Academic Liaison Officer – Rebekah Costello (course 20)
- Communications Officer – Dorothy Szymkiewicz (course 2A)
- Community Building Officer – Julie Vaughn (course 6)
- Industry Liaison Officer – Ronit Langer (course 6)
- Mentoring Program Officer – Alexa Guan (course 20)
- MIT/NEET Liaison Officer – Adil Yusuf (course 20)
- Autonomous Machines Student Council:
- Industry Liaison Officer – Claire Traweek (course 2A)
- Industry Event Manager – Claire McGinnity (course 16)
- Academic Liaison Officer – Skye Thompson (course 2)
- Communications Officer – Leilani Trautman (course 6)
- Community Building Officer – Darya Guettler (course 2)
Please fill out this Registration Form if you’re interested in signing up for NEET
Check out courseroad.mit.edu and thread-specific FAQs at the NEET site for classes and projects in the threads you are interested in; the classes listed there for each NEET thread are indicative. You may wish to speak with the NEET Advisors listed below about your specific interests.
- Advanced Materials Machines thread: Professor Elsa Olivetti firstname.lastname@example.org ,Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Autonomous Machines thread: Professor Ed Crawley email@example.com or Professor Sertac Karaman firstname.lastname@example.org ,Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Living Machines thread: Professor Linda Griffith email@example.com, Department of Biological Engineering
- Renewable Energy Machines thread: Professor Mike Short firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Why would you or any student want to participate in a NEET thread?
Here’s what sophomores in the first NEET cohort are like about NEET:
- Cross-disciplinary community.
- Greater exposure to project classes.
- Access to highly sought-after classes.
- Access to faculty who can help shape your path.
- In areas that are likely to be in demand when you graduate.
- The duration of your degree will remain the same.
(clock-wise, from above left: Freshmen at the Q&A with sophomores; NEET Autonomous Machines project class; NEET Living Machines sophomores conducting Q&A with freshmen; NEET @ Festival of Learning)
NEET is a new interdepartmental project-centric academic program with formalized collaboration across departments. Students choose a sequence of explicitly interdepartmental projects in their sophomore, junior and senior years, while fundamentals continue to be learned in departmentally offered subjects. Students are coached in personal and interpersonal skills and are challenged to develop their ability to learn by themselves.
The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) initiative aims to educate young engineers to build the new machines that will address societal needs, by preparing them to work as entrepreneurs/innovators and discoverers, and by instilling the NEET Ways of Thinking.
The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) is an undertaking of the School of Engineering of MIT. The aim is to reimagine and rethink undergraduate engineering education — what students learn and how students learn — in a fundamental way across the school.
The Case for NEET
NEET is a student-focused endeavor. It is based on principles that capture student and societal needs, and faculty values. Its principles are:
- Our education should focus on preparing our students to develop the new machines and systems that they will build in the middle of the 21st century.
- We should help our students to prepare themselves to be makers, discoverers or along this spectrum, and we should teach engineering fundamentals as a foundation for careers both in research and practice.
- We should build our education around the way our students best learn, engaging them in their learning, and implementing pilots to understand the desirable balance of classroom, project and digital education.
- In view of the speed of scientific and technological development, we should teach students how to more effectively think and learn by themselves.
- We should be prepared to embark on a bold change, with widespread impact at MIT and potentially globally, and in keeping with the established principles of MIT.