About the Edgerton Center
  • A 1/3-microsecond exposure of a bullet going through an apple; taken in 1964
    Harold “Doc” Edgerton

About the Edgerton Center

Build and test projects, learn new skills, explore madcap ideas, and get advice and encouragement—the Edgerton Center is the place where mind and hand come together.

Established in 1992, the MIT Edgerton Center continues the hands-on legacy of Harold “Doc” Edgerton by giving students opportunities to learn by doing. The Center’s hands-on learning programs  include subjects in engineering and imaging for students and professionals, the international-development program D-Lab, student-run clubs and teams, student machine shops, and a year-round K–12 science and engineering outreach program, including professional-development workshops for teachers.