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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.

The Institute is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science). It has some 1,000 faculty members, more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 130,000 living alumni.

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Many cognitive processes, such as decision-making, take place within seconds or minutes. Neuroscientists have longed to capture neuron activity during such tasks, but that dream has remained elusive — until now.

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are aiming to develop robots that can fly and drive through a city-like setting with parking spots, no-fly zones, and landing pads.
MIT nuclear science and engineering senior Sean Lowder is taking his expertise to Washington and the U.S. Navy.
MIT researchers are developing a new surgical approach that would allow amputees to receive sensory feedback from their prosthetic limbs and improve their ability to control them.
MIT researchers are exploring the secrets behind the conch shell’s extraordinary impact resilience, which could inspire better helmets, body armor.

Raul Boquin, now an MIT senior, remembers the assignment from his freshman year as if it were yesterday. During a leadership workshop, he was asked to write a headline for a newspaper in his imagined future.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method for removing even extremely low levels of unwanted compounds, such as pesticides, chemical waste products, and pharmaceuticals, from water.
MIT senior Tiffany Yeh explores health care and poverty through working abroad, and cultivates her love of music while at home.
A team of MIT researchers has developed a new technique to defend multirobot systems such as delivery drones from hackers.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) has awarded MIT and 11 other universities small grants that aim to advance efforts to improve undergraduate education in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).