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MIT Better World

Together / Fall 2021

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From the President

Coming Together in Pursuit of a Better World

The Institute’s ability to push past the known, the conventional, the ordinary depends on the engagement, support, and encouragement of the great global family of MIT


Integrating Computing Across Disciplines

Through the Common Ground for Computing Education, students can pursue valuable computational knowledge within their fields of interest


Student, Alum Team Up to Combat Covid

Pandemic challenge and scholarship connect Darren Lim ’23 and George Hu ’89

Computing the World Around Us

16.0002/18.0002: Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

Better Conforming Medical Devices

Canan Dagdeviren works to adapt technology to the human body

Two Views into Particle Research

Chemist, materials scientist share insights relevant to manufacturing

Policy Student Aims to Use Tech for Good

Nagela Nukuna MBA ’22 hopes to ensure fair elections

Cracking the Language Code

Computation, humanities pairing leads to apps for learning English

Scholarships: Investing in Potential

Scholarships—the foundation of MIT’s commitment to need-blind undergraduate admission—are a vital component of the Institute’s ability to provide the full range of support needed for students who have earned their

Professorships: Empowering Brilliant Educator Innovators

Professorship support helps MIT empower distinguished faculty and tap the full potential of rising stars

Grad Student Pairs Music, Technology

Madeline Wong ’21 boosts signal processing of ConcertCue

Leaders in Climate Science Continue MIT Legacy with Professorship

Professors Peter H. Stone and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

A Legacy of Support for MIT Scholarships

Thomas Davis ’84, SM ’85 and Elizabeth Beliveau Davis ’84, MArch ’88

Fellowships Focus on Transforming Health Care

Eran Broshy ’79 and Feigue Berman-Broshy, PhD

Opening the Door for the Next Generation

Leslye Miller Fraser ’78, SM ’80 and Darryl Fraser ’80

Helping Students Realize Their Aspirations

Arash Salemi ’93, MD, FACS

Pair Give Back to Support Design Thinking

Steve Ma MBA ’09 and Frances Chia Wei Tsung MBA ’10