To mark the launch of the MIT Campaign for a Better World, groups of MIT leaders, faculty, alumni, and students gathered in May 2016 for a series of “Discover MIT” events to discuss in detail what the Campaign’s priorities mean in the context of MIT’s ongoing education, research, and innovation. How are we making a difference now? And what will this bold fundraising effort enable us to achieve?
In this video, panelists discuss some of the central challenges MIT is tackling to ensure the health of our planet, in such areas as energy, environment, climate, and water and food security.
Robert C. Armstrong
Director, MIT Energy Initiative; Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering
John E. Fernández ’85
Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative; Professor, Department of Architecture
Joseff K. Kolman ’17
Physics and Political Science
John H. Lienhard
Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab; Director, Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy; Abdul Latif Jameel Professor
Natasha C. Wright SM ’14
PhD candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Fellow, Tata Center for Technology and Design