Prof. Karen Gleason has come up with a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to make solar cells on ordinary tracing paper. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Solar Cells on Paper

Karen Gleason develops a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to make solar cells on tracing paper, which one day might charge a cell phone.

At MIT, Tiandra Ray '15 specialized in computational design; her thesis focused on the connection between built environments and mental health. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

The Lens of Design

New initiatives from the School of Architecture and Planning sharpen MIT's focus on design-based learning

Cathy Drennan, professor of chemistry and biology. Photo: James Kegley

Dynamic System

A core chemistry course that activates engagement, even beyond the MIT campus

Anna Frebel studies stars residing of the Milky Way, visible here above Chile's Las Campanas Observatory. Photo: Yuri Beletsky

Points of Light

Astrophysicist Anna Frebel studies the oldest stars for clues about how the universe was formed

Hot Shots

MIT postdocs deliver a disruptive rapid vaccine development platform

The subject's Fall 2016 lecturers included associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics Hamsa Balakrishnan, whose work includes a collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and major US airports to upgrade air traffic control tools. Photo: Bryce Vickmark.

Flight School

A roster of experts steers students through the inner workings of the airline industry