An info session on NEET was held for freshmen on Reg Day, Spring 2019.

Thank you to the attendees, the current NEET students who did a Q&A session and to the NEET leadership, faculty and instructors who presented.

For registering in NEET, please fill out the  NEET Registration Form 2019-20

  • Early deadline: 11:59 pm, Sunday, April 14th, 2019
  • Regular deadline: 11:59 pm, Sunday, May 12th, 2019

If you register by the Early deadline you will get priority over those signing up by the Regular deadline

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 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 NEET Registration Form 2019-20 if you’re interested in signing up for NEET

Check out 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 ,Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Autonomous Machines thread: Professor Ed Crawley or Professor Sertac Karaman ,Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Living Machines thread: Professor Linda Griffith, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Machines thread: Professor Mike Short, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (Note: this thread was piloted as Clean Energy Systems in Fall 2018. It has been redesigned and will be re-launched as Renewable Energy Machines starting Fall 2019)

Listen to Professor Peko Hosoi talk about NEET!

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 Global State of the Art in Engineering Education
(8.9MB PDF)


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.
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