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Kendall/MIT / Fall 2018

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From the President

President's Letter: Innovation Squared

President L. Rafael Reif reflect on how the innovation ecosystems in Silicon Valley and Kendall Square have evolved over the years


Kendall's Key Ingredient

How BioTech evolved over the course of the early history of Cambridge's Kendall Square

Inside the MIT Campaign for a Better World

Better World Events in China and California

Global tour continues to bring together MIT’s alumni and friends

Following the Thread

Three years of project work yield NEET students an experimental model of the human gut—and preparation for their postgraduation goals

A NEET New Approach to Engineering Education

Curriculum focuses on new machines that will address social needs of the future

Like This World of Ours

An MIT science writer traces the hunt for extrasolar planets

The Search Continues

TRAPPIST team member joins MIT faculty

Down to Earth

How can technologies invented for space advance sustainable development goals?

Cyber-human Teamwork

An excerpt from Thomas W. Malone’s new book Superminds

A Transformative Future for the Met Warehouse

Proposed renovation would house School of Architecture and Planning

Encouragement at a Pivotal Moment

Robert ’63, SM ’64 and Eva Ratonyi

Core Values

The Alemán family

We Get Together and Sparks Fly

The first annual “Maker Break” was hosted by Project Manus at MIT’s Johnson Athletics Center in spring 2018. Organizers invited students, faculty, and staff to unwind with hands-on activities ranging

About the Cover: Kendall/MIT

Cover illustrator Marcus Martinez SM ’12 created this view of Kendall Square’s transformation—an extension of his previous “Cities As Planets” series of drawings—especially for this issue of Spectrum. An alumnus