Mission

The Edgerton Center upholds the legacy of Harold “Doc” Edgerton by providing the necessary resources, encouragement, and support for students to gain an education in hands-on engineering both in the conventional classroom and particularly outside of it. We serve MIT students, faculty, and staff; students and teachers in kindergarten through grade 12; and high-speed-imaging professionals.

Whether by enabling students to use machine tools to fabricate components for a research project, construct the body of a solar car for an upcoming World Solar Challenge, refine an experiment using our high-speed-imaging equipment, invent a better crop grinder for use in the developing world, or inspire a fourth grader to choose an engineering career, the Center rewards imagination and drive, cultivating an ethos of building, learning, and sharing.