MIT Abstracts

Discover the latest research and pioneering work at MIT! 

This is your opportunity to meet MIT professors, students, and alumni. Listen, ask questions, and learn.

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February - Flow: Glaciers and Honey

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Glaciologist Joanna Millstein is an MIT PhD Candidate studying glaciers both in the field and in the lab at MIT. Joanna will tell us about how glaciers' flow change in a warming world.


December - Solar Panels, Desert Dust, and...Jump Rope!?

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How are renewable energy technologies, like solar panels, affected by the environment? It's not just daylight! In his current research, Stewart is looking at how dust in West Africa affects solar energy generation. He is an expert in solar energy, electrofuels, and... jump roping! 

November - Your Resilient Brain

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Mahdi is interested in neuroplasticity, or how the brain can adapt and change, sometimes very quickly in response to a need. This cool ability of our brains has applications in both AI and treating disease. Come learn more, and bring your questions for Mahdi!

October - Making Robots Fly!

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Yi-Hsuan (Nemo) is interested in making micro air vehicles, or —you guessed it!— tiny flying robots. Learn about his research and experiments here at MIT in the Soft & Micro Robotics Lab!

September - The Hidden Code of Life

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Explore the mystery of gene expression with Emma Kowal. Bring your questions and sense of adventure and learn about Emma's journey in biology to date!