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Postdoc Story: Máté Bezdek

Department, Lab or Center: Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Prof. Tim Swager

Number of years at MIT: 2

What is the focus of your research?

I work on making molecules and materials that have applications as sensors for environmental health …

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No one-size-fits-all approach for mentorship

Daniel Korsun | Office of Graduate Education | May 3, 2022

Committed to Caring honoree Jeff Grossman strives to provide each of his students with personalized advising.

Although some of his research focuses on nanomaterials, MIT Professor Jeff Grossman makes sure that his …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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“Yulia’s Dream” to support young, at-risk Ukrainian students of mathematics

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | March 30, 2022

Millions have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for those who are staying, schools are closed. While refugee-supporting programs focus on immediate needs, the Department of Mathematics’ MIT PRIMES program plans to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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A new resource for teaching responsible technology development

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | MIT News

The Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing publishes a collection of original pedagogical materials developed for instructional use on MIT OpenCourseWare.

Read the full article on MIT News.

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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How the Pandemic Changed My Teaching – The Moral Dilemma of Going Back

Professor Eric Mazur of Harvard University will discuss his recent insights and innovations from teaching during the pandemic.

Wed, February 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST | Virtual

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About this event

Traditionally education has been constrained by the …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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