Wed, 09/20/2023

On a crisp Tuesday afternoon, representatives from MIT, the state and federal government, and the Cambridge community celebrated the official opening of the new John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Kendall Square.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was the culmination of...

Fri, 07/21/2023

Gloria Martinez has a million-and-a-half items on her to-do list.

Quite literally: Give or take a few hundred thousand, that's the number of unique objects in the MIT Museum's astonishingly diverse collection. Martinez is supervising the collection's move to a new storage facility — the...

Thu, 06/08/2023

John Durant, who led a transformation of the MIT Museum that culminated in the opening of the new museum in Kendall Square last fall, has announced he will be stepping down as director on Dec. 31. He will continue to serve as an adjunct professor in MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and...

Fri, 05/12/2023

Most people don’t grasp every reference in the MIT Press publisher logo, or “colophon,” at first glance. The symbol’s vertical lines are straightforward enough, but understanding what they represent requires the mind to fill in some gaps.

The lines create a lowercase m-i-t-p. They are...

Fri, 04/28/2023

President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea visited MIT on Friday, participating in a roundtable discussion with Institute leaders and faculty about biomedical research and discussing the fundamentals of technology-driven innovation clusters. 

South Korea, Yoon noted in his remarks, has...

Tue, 03/14/2023

During the chilly last weekend of February, families around Cambridge, Massachusetts, enjoyed a fun-filled day in the Kendall/MIT Open Space. Winter Family Day included a range of family-friendly activities for attendees of all ages. With an estimated 1,500 attendees, the event was MIT Open...

Tue, 02/14/2023

Recently, MIT Admissions and MIT Open Space Programming jointly launched a new lighting installation, “MIT Illuminations,” in partnership with SOSO, an MIT-alumni founded experiential design firm. The installation spans 120 linear feet, indirectly illuminating an acoustical fabric frieze within...

Mon, 12/19/2022

As senior vice president for the Institute’s real estate group, the MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo), Steve Marsh has worked closely with the senior administrations of the past three MIT presidents to lead game-changing real estate efforts that helped attract countless industry...

Mon, 10/24/2022

From its new headquarters in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, The Engine is investing in a number of “tough tech” startups seeking to transform the world’s energy systems. A few blocks away, the startup Inari is using gene editing to improve seeds’ resilience to climate change. On the MIT campus...

Fri, 09/30/2022

MIT’s research and innovation has been described as magic by many. But that magic can sometimes seem obscure and intimidating to outsiders.

Now the MIT Museum, which opens to the public on Oct. 2, is inviting everyone to take part in MIT’s magic with a new 56,000-square-foot space in the...