MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing established

October 20, 2018
Greetings! Here’s a roundup of the latest from the MIT community.
New MIT College
MIT will reshape itself to shape the future, investing $1 billion to address the rapid evolution of computing and artificial intelligence — and its global effects. At the heart of this effort: a $350 million gift to found the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. The Institute aims to bring the power of computing and AI to all fields of study, while allowing the future of computing and AI to be shaped by insights from all other disciplines.
Top Headlines
Angelika Amon wins Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Four other MIT researchers receive New Horizons Prizes in math and physics; two alumni win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
MIT Heat Island
Welcome to Kendall Square
The flourishing innovation district is taking its place as a destination and a gateway to MIT.
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In pursuit of the elusive stem cell
A new MIT initiative delves into the biology of stem cells and cancer stem cells, seeking ways to identify, purify, and propagate them.
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10 MIT alumnae named to Inc. Female Founders 100
From measuring a heartbeat to rethinking rocket science, MIT women are changing the world with innovative, successful businesses.
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In the Media
MIT plans new college // The New York Times
The New York Times writes about the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, calling MIT’s move “a particularly ambitious step.” President Reif says the College will “educate the bilinguals of the future,” people in fields like biology, chemistry, politics, history, and linguistics who are also skilled in the techniques of modern computing that can be applied to them.
As temperatures rise, so will mental health issues // CNN
In a recent study, MIT researchers found that global climate change could cause an increase in mental health issues.
Light melts matter differently than heat, study shows // UPI
Scientists have long suspected light melts matter differently than heat, but a new MIT study is the first to confirm the distinction.
Renaissance Woman
Senior Radha Mastandrea has been analyzing particle accelerator data for insights into the universe’s building blocks. But the physics major is also fascinated with philosophy, theater, and Indian bhangra dancing. Participating in a diverse array of activities, “casting yourself out and trying something new,” she says, is one of her favorite aspects of the MIT experience.
It was a long journey. When I got to that classroom at MIT, I knew I had done something good. It wasn’t the end of the story. I still need to focus on school. But my dream was closer.
—Osvy Rodriguez, sophomore in electrical engineering and computer science, on his improbable road from Cuba to MIT
Grow Bots
Fiberbots from the Media Lab's Mediated Matter group are small robots that wind fiberglass filament around themselves to create high-strength tubular structures. With this project, Media Lab researchers aimed to develop fabrication units capable of being highly communicative while depositing tailorable, multifunctional materials. As seen on campus, the bots also look incredibly cool!
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