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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Miller, the Founding President of Olin College of Engineering, was featured in a series of three episodes on “The Future of Higher Education,” podcast hosted by David Finegold, President of Chatham University in Pittsburgh. The series is an exploration of the founding of Olin College of Engineering, and the lessons learned that might be useful for all of higher education.
Tara Venkatadri was among four MIT undergraduates to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. Over 5,000 college students from across the United States were nominated for the scholarships, from which only 410 recipients were selected based on academic merit.