A core value of our department is a commitment to diversity, which connotes an awareness and acceptance of the value and strength derived from engaging the richness of multiple cultures including race, disabilities, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and skin color, among other attributes.
In a virtual event, hosted jointly by the MIT-Russia Program — part of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) — and AeroAstro on April 20, Astronaut Michael Fincke ’89 discussed his time as a student on campus, his experiences in both Russian and American space missions, and his advice for students interested in pursuing a similar career.
Members of the ACL, including lead author, graduate student Xiaoyi Cai and Professor Jonathan How, have developed an algorithm that coordinates the performance of robot teams for missions like mapping or search-and-rescue in complex, unpredictable environments.
AeroAstro alum Paul Eremenko ’01 was featured in a profile on the Slice of MIT blog, where he discussed his path to MIT and his current role as a co-founder and the CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co., a Los Angeles–based startup developing hydrogen storage, transport, and distribution solutions and hydrogen power trains for commercial aircraft.
An MIT research team that includes members of the ISN led by Professor Raúl Radovitzky has fabricated a hydrogel-based material that mimics the structure of the lobster’s underbelly, the toughest known hydrogel found in nature.
During the 2021 MIT Awards Convocation, Professor Raúl Radovitzky received the Arthur C. Smith Award, and Professor Carmen Guerra-Garcia received the Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.