Chinese students set sights on an MIT future
Middle and high school students from Beijing participate in hands-on engineering at the Edgerton Center.
Defusing bombs by color
Professor J. Kim Vandiver uses 3-D printing to help in explosives disposal in Cambodia. Vandiver is part of the collaborative effort to improve the training of people who work with unexploded mines and other remnants of conflict in Cambodia and around the world.
From the Alumni Pool to the reefs of Belize, MIT students learn how to illuminate the deep
From the Alumni Pool to the reefs of Belize, MIT students learn how to illuminate the deep. I first interviewed professional underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen, Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) Visiting Artist at MIT, and Allan Adams, Associate Professor in the Physics Department,
In a three-day workshop, 60 Beijing High School students build 20 underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and launch them in the Zesiger Pool
This past February, the Edgerton Center hosted 60 tenth grade students from the Beijing Chenjinglun School in Beijing, China, for a three-day workshop on designing, building, and testing underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Their visit, organized by the US China Scitech Education Promotion Association...
MIT Solar Car to take on Australian outback
A team of 17 MIT students and alumni will travel 3,000 kilometers across the Australian Outback in a Solar Electric Vehicle for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015 starting on October 18. A total of 47 teams from 25 countries—made up of mostly colleges and universities—will compete in the six-day competition that encourages research into sustainable transportation methods as well as solar technology.
Recreating experiments from history
Now in its 10th year, Instructor Elizabeth Cavicchi’s seminar EC.050 (Recreate Experiments from History) engages students in recreating the earliest experiments as a means to understanding what scientists and engineers learned centuries ago.
Scaling inspiration at MIT STEM summit
The Edgerton Center had a large presence at the Scaling STEM event in at MIT in September. Hosted by MIT President L. Rafael Reif and U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), the event focused on improving access to STEM education for students.
SEVT's Arcturus completes the World Solar Challenge
Laboring for countless hours on the lower body layup, sleeping under the stars in Australia, seeing one’s brake mounts in action for the first time. These and countless others go down as favorite memories for members of the Solar Electric Vehicle Team who raced their vehicle Arcturus in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (WSC).