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

Dr. Greg Long, Lead Instructor for Autonomous Machines has been chosen as a recipient of a 2023 MIT Excellence Award. The award will be presented at an MIT-wide ceremony at the Kresge Auditorium on Thursday June 8th, 2023, from 3-4 pm.

The 2023 Excellence Awards + Collier Medal are a celebration of the exceptional work of MIT staff. We are excited to announce that this year, Dr. Gregory Long, Lead Instructor for NEET's Autonomous Machines thread has been chosen as a recipient of a 2023 MIT Excellence Award in the Outstanding Contributor category. The MIT Excellence Awards are the highest honors presented to MIT staff in recognition of their work. The MIT community will now have the chance to learn about how Greg has made a difference to the NEET Autonomous Machines students and the positive impact he has had on the NEET community.

News Highlights

Infusing ethics into experiential learning

Paying it forward

Biology and computer science major Sherry Nyeo conducts research on RNA and spends her free time helping other undergraduates take advantage of MIT’s many diverse course and program offerings. When she’s not analyzing data about her favorite biomolecule, senior Sherry Nyeo focuses on improving the undergraduate experience at MIT.

Interdisciplinary journey

Looking beyond “technology for technology’s sake”

“Learning about the social implications of the technology you’re working on is really important,” says senior Austen Roberson. Whether building robots or helping to lead the National Society of Black Engineers, senior Austen Roberson is thinking about the social implications of his field.

Ronit Langer

Tackling social issues through engineering and theater

Senior Susan Su, from NEET's Living Machines thread was recently featured on MIT News. Find out how Susan finds inspiration in the creativity at work in both makerspaces and the theater, where she works in technical and design roles.

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.

NEET Threads

NEET offerings, known as threads, give students unprecedented opportunities to immerse themselves in projects that cross disciplinary boundaries while earning a degree in their chosen major.

MIT NEET - Autonomous Machines

Autonomous Machines

Design, build and deploy electromechanical systems, electronics, software, and autonomy algorithms for real-world robots.

MIT NEET - Advanced Materials Machines

Climate & Sustainability Systems

Provides the training needed for innovating the materials, devices, processes, and networked systems to support the urgent and necessary transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and a more sustainable planet.

MIT NEET - Digital Cities

Digital Cities

Prepare to plan and build the cities of the future by immersing scholars in the emerging intersections of computer science and urban planning.

MIT NEET - Living Machines

Living Machines

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

Why join NEET?

Built entirely around the new machines, materials, and systems driving modern industry, NEET offers a carefully designed curricular structure that empowers MIT students.

Machines of the Future

Design, build and deploy machines of the future from autonomous drones to human organs-on-chip.

Intellectual Community

Join a community of hundreds of students from over 10+ majors across the schools of Engineering and Science.

Transferable Skills

Gain valuable technical, lab and interpersonal skills that are in high demand by industry, graduate and medical schools.

Exclusive Access

Gain access to numerous NEET-affiliated research labs, faculty, mentors, industry contacts, community spaces and registration priority to many project-based classes.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Work on cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects at MIT labs.

NEET Certificate

Earn a NEET certificate from the MIT School of Engineering in your desired thread.