NEET Founding Thread Lead Prof. Elsa Olivetti wins 2021 MIT Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching
Prof. Olivetti's contributions include "designing and implementing a subject on industrial ecology and materials, co-design of the Advanced Materials Machines NEET program, and developing a new undergraduate curriculum." She is also co-director of the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium.
NEET Steering Committee member Maria Yang appointed Associate Dean of MIT's School of Engineering
NEET Steering Committee member Maria Yang, Gail E. Kendall Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was named Associate Dean of MIT's School of Engineering, along with Daniel Hastings, Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
NEET Executive Director Amitava 'Babi' Mitra delivers Keynote Address at Regional Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning 2021
NEET Executive Director Amitava 'Babi' Mitra delivered a keynote address at the Regional Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning (RRSPBL 2021) on June 18th, 2021. In his address, he described how the NEET program at MIT uses problem based learning to help students build "the essential skills, knowledge, and qualities needed to address the formidable societal challenges posed by the 21st century." The symposium was organized by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Bengaluru, India in collaboration with the UNESCO Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, Aalborg University, Denmark.
NEET Autonomous Machines Senior Project featured in the May/June 2021 issue of The Infinite
In his cover note, Dean of Engineering Anantha Chandrakasan writes that "You’ll also meet some of our recent graduates who fondly recall their experiences in the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) and working from a distance and across the globe to design an autonomous air pollution monitoring system." The project was designed by NEET AM seniors Chloe Nelson-Arzuaga, Jeana Choi, Daniel Gonzalez-Diaz, Leilani Trautman, Rima Rebei, and Berke Saat.
NEET Digital Cities junior Amelia Dogan contributes to panel on the complexities of Asian American identity and recognition in higher education
"A broad-ranging panel discussion on May 18 examined the complexities of Asian American and Pacific Islander identity and acceptance at MIT, while underscoring the need for collaborative work among groups to combat prejudice and create equity."
NEET Living Machines Faculty Lead Linda Griffith featured in NYT Profiles in Science for her work on endometriosis
Professor Griffith's mission is to change the conversation about endometriosis “from one of women’s pain to one of biomarkers, genetics, and molecular networks.” NEET Living Machines students have the opportunity to do research in Prof. Griffith's Center for Gynepathology Research at MIT.
"Up for a Challenge": MIT News Profiles NEET Living Machines senior Jose Aceves-Salvador
An MIT Biology major with a concentration in Education, Jose Aceves-Salvador is also a teacher, mentor, researcher, dancer and cheerleader who will be attending Harvard Medical School this fall to pursue a PhD through the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program.
NEET Living Machines Faculty Lead Linda Griffith among five MIT faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2021
"Five MIT faculty members are among more than 250 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced Thursday."
NEET Faculty Leads Elsa Olivetti and Michael Short Among 2021 MacVicar Faculty Fellows
"The Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar’s Office have announced this year’s Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellows: professor of mathematics Larry Guth, associate professor of materials science and engineering Elsa Olivetti, associate professor of nuclear science and engineering professor Michael Short, and professor of biology and biological engineering Michael Yaffe."
NEET Scholar Amy Jin named 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholar
"MIT senior Amy Jin has won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which offers students an opportunity to pursue graduate study in the field of their choice at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Jin will join the other 23 U.S. citizens in being members of the 20th class of scholars."
NEET Faculty Lead Jonathan How Among Four MIT Researchers Elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2021
"Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to 'engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature' and to 'the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.'"
2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Awarded to MIT Educators, Linda Griffith and Douglas Lauffenburger
The National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education will be awarded to Linda Griffith and Douglas Lauffenburger of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “for the establishment of a new biology-based engineering education, producing a new generation of leaders capable of addressing world problems with innovative biological technologies.”
Universities as Engines of Economic Development: Making Knowledge Exchange Work
Co-authored by Edward Crawley, John Hegarty, Kristina Edström and Juan Cristobal Garcia Sanchez (SM '20), this book demonstrates how universities can contribute to economic recovery after Covid-19, shaping universities to be engines of economic development.