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Here Comes the Sun

Solar technology has rapidly transitioned to a point where it is increasingly competitive as a source of electricity.

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Ongoing Progress

Arup Chakraborty, Bruce Walker, and Darrell Irvine are in pursuit of an HIV vaccine.

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The Future of Education

Mark ’88, SM ’89 and Jill McDowell support MITx, the Institute's approach to massive open online courses.

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The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Afreen Siddiqi and James Wescoat hope a network of sensors will allow more efficient use of water and the energy used to transport it, while increasing yield of wheat.

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Mapping Soil Moisture from Space

Dara Entekhabi’s work could affect a range of issues from our understanding of the conditions for life on Earth to agriculture in Africa.

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Water Challenges

Doug '75 and Deborah Brown support research on new techniques for purifying water.