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Making data visualizations more accessible

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced a simple chart to illustrate how measures like mask wearing and social distancing could “flatten the curve” and reduce the peak of infections.

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From triathlons to aerospace, Caitlin Braun MBA ’21, SM ’21 pursues passions for leadership and manufacturing

By Kara Baskin | Leaders for Global Operations

The LGO alumna is working toward transforming American manufacturing and elevating her company’s people and processes. Caitlin Braun MBA ’21, SM ’21 covers ground as an Ironman triathlete — and scales new heights at …

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Predicting building emissions across the US

Andrew Logan | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

Original Publication Date: September 21, 2021

The United States is entering a building boom. Between 2017 and 2050, it will build the equivalent of New York City 20 times over. Yet, to meet climate …

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Lindsey Backman: Biochemist, mentor, and advocate

Hannah Meiseles | MIT News Office

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

The PhD candidate studies the human microbiome and its proteins, while also championing the Latinx community on MIT’s campus. Raised in Tampa, Florida, Lindsey Backman takes pride in her family’s …

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MIT, US Space Force to explore opportunities for research and workforce development

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publication Date: September 23, 2021

Advancing human understanding and exploration in space is a long-standing pursuit of researchers and students at MIT. For the U.S. military, space technologies and discovery have wide-ranging implications …

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Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

By Hannah Meiseles | MIT News Office

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings.

Aviation became a reality in the early 20th century, but it took 20 years before the proper …

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Profile of MIT’s Class of 2025

Some facts and figures about the 1,184 members of the Class of 2025. See also Admissions statistics.

Gender
Male
50%
Female
47%
Another gender identity
2%
Citizenship & self-reported ethnicity*
U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Number of U.S. states represented: …

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The laws of physics and the physics of law

Obiageli Nwodoh ’21 repurposed her STEM skills to pave a pre-law path at MIT and pursue social justice.

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6 trends in data and artificial intelligence for 2021 and beyond

The gap is widening between data leaders and “data laggards.” These six trends in data, analytics, and artificial intelligence can help orient business leaders in a shifting landscape.

View the full article on MIT Sloan at: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/6-trends-data-and-artificial-intelligence-2021-and-beyond

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MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team wins 2021 American Solar Challenge

By Elizabeth Durant | MIT Office of the Vice Chancellor

After three years of hard work, the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team took first place at the 2021 American Solar Challenge (ASC) on August 7 in the Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) …

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