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Trajectory / Summer 2019

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From the President

President's Letter: Changing Course, of Course

Since joining MIT’s faculty nearly 40 years ago, I have witnessed a fascinating range of moments that shifted our trajectory in some fundamental way.


A Major Expansion for the Green Building

Rising nearly 300 feet from the ground, the Cecil and Ida Green Building, aka Building 54, stands out as not only the tallest building on MIT’s campus but also (until recently) the tallest building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


What Steps Can Researchers Take to Boost Impact?

Martha Gray reveals lessons from MIT linQ initiative.

Power Forward

MIT Energy Initiative plans for low-carbon future

Food Process

Professor Deborah Fitzgerald examines the history of mass-produced food

ET Genome

Genetic testing for life on Mars

From Vision to World Wide Web

An excerpt from Nick Montfort’s The Future

Reinventing Jobs

Researchers measure the suitability of machine learning in the workplace

Academic Turn

Mathematical challenges take undergrad in a new direction

App Magic

Jessica Van Brummelen finds purpose in software development

Creating Opportunity

Hala Fadel MBA ’01

Teach: The Academic Symposium

The expanding role of computer science education—in disciplines from engineering to the arts to health to the environment—took center stage during a series of academic discussions held on Day 2

Celebrate: The College

Visions of the future shone bright as the celebration for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing culminated in a community-wide symposium at Kresge Auditorium.   “My hope is

Explore: The Student Experience

A somersaulting mini cheetah robot and a project dubbed the Thinking Cap were among the highlights of Explore: The Student Experience, an exposition of projects that transformed the student street

Alumnus Named First Dean

The first dean of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, Daniel Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88, returns to MIT with widely published scholarship in computer science as well

Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah

This mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot capable of performing a backflip, a skill that highlights its suitability for use in any terrain. The robot was developed by Benjamin