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EurekaFest 2019

Join us for EurekaFest 2019 to see the working prototypes developed by high school and college students who are solving real-world problems through invention. High school students from across the country who participated in InvenTeams will discuss how they moved through challenges and built an invention during their school year. The top collegiate inventors who […]


Out And Out: Modern Islam Between Reform and Renunciation

A Muslimish conference, hosted by the Secular Society of MIT, featuring dialogue among local and visiting panelists about the future of Islam with respect to secularism.   Panelists:   Eman Akam: A Sudanese-origin HMS/MGH post-doc with a PhD in chemistry and a passion for science, education, outreach, and the advancement and equal representation of marginalized […]


MIT Spin-Offs: Embr Labs

Ever sit shivering in your office building? Or dripping sweat in the muggy months? Three MIT scientists did, and they decided to do something about it. The Embr Wave Bracelet helps adjust the wearer’s wrist temperature by sending strategic wave patterns to thermoreceptor nerves. While your core body temperature doesn’t change, Embr Labs Co-founder Sam […]


MIT Spin-Offs: Biobot Analytics

What’s the key to gathering more information about epidemics? Looking at sewage, Biobot Analytics Co-founder and CEO Mariana Matus suggests. Matus first became attuned to the vast data available in sewage while getting her Ph.D. in computational biology at MIT. She and fellow co-founder Newsha Ghaeli made a list of all the things they could […]


The Community That Goes With the Flow

Local Flow Artists Spin Fire, Juggling Pins, and More Hanging out with flow artists for an evening, you’ll find yourself asking a lot of questions. What, exactly, is poi? (Short ropes with balls on the end.) Is spinning fire scary? (Yes.) Is it dangerous? (Not as dangerous as you might think.) How many hours do […]


EurekaFest InvenTeams and Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Showcase

Join the Lemelson-MIT Program for EurekaFest 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to celebrate high school and collegiate inventors from across the country who will showcase their inventions to the public on Thursday, June 21 at the Kresge Auditorium from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Tapping Into the Stories Along Your Bus Route

David Wang and Scott Middleton think that buses are underrated. “The bus has a bad rap right now, of ‘Oh, it’s dirty, it’s not on time, it’s dangerous,’ or whatever, but at least in Boston, it’s a really fun experience,” Wang says. “When I was little kid [there was] that excitement of, ‘Hey, the bus […]


MIT Technology Review Presents: Business of Blockchain 2018

Join MIT Technology Review on the MIT campus this April for the Business of Blockchain 2018. For the second time, the publication is working with MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative to produce a one-day forum to examine the commercial potential of emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies with leading entrepreneurs, innovators, policy leaders and media.   The […]


Rooming With Artwork

At Harvard and MIT, students can take the universities’ art collections home Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Andy Warhol’s works line museum walls all over the world. But, thanks to MIT and Harvard’s art loan and rental programs, you can also find them hanging on the walls in less conventional places: students’ dorm rooms and […]


Startup Plays Matchmaker for Patients and Therapists

When Eva Breitenbach was in graduate school at MIT, a medical scare led her to seek a therapist’s help. She was vocal about the support she found in therapy, and before long people around campus started coming up to her and telling her about the trouble they’d had connecting with mental health therapists. “People were […]


MIT’s RiskMap Helps Floridians Track Irma Flooding

As Hurricane Irma stampeded through Florida over the weekend, residents of Broward County had a way to track local flooding thanks to a social media-powered map from MIT. RiskMap uses social media to connect with people who are on the ground in an area. Those people fill out flood reports to document the extent of […]


A Look Inside the Lab

Scientists haven’t exactly been quiet about their frustrations with the current presidential administration. There was that global “March for Science” on Earth Day this year, which brought researchers and concerned citizens out to demonstrate in more than 600 cities. And many at MIT have been particularly outspoken; 400 opposed Trump’s cabinet appointments in a November letter, […]