Sustainability Connect 2017 brings MIT together to balance needs of the present and future

MIT faculty, staff, and students came together to celebrate the progress of the Institute’s campus sustainability efforts and to put their heads together to brainstorm ways MIT’s unique culture of innovation can be further leveraged to test new ideas. The diverse group gathered on May 8 for Sustainability Connect 2017, the third iteration of the…

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“IDEAS” to change the world

Ten MIT student teams developing innovations to improve the lives of people around the world split awards totaling $95,000 — including a top prize for an app that tackles the U.S. opioid epidemic — at the annual IDEAS Global Challenge showcase and awards ceremony. Throughout Saturday afternoon, 40 teams showcased innovations…

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A tax plan to stop climate change

Describing himself as an “energy optimist” and a “climate realist,” former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) told an MIT audience on Tuesday, April 25, that solutions to address climate change are within reach, but that support from conservatives will be indispensable to moving them forward. “If there is going to be action,…

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