Here Comes the Sun

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

Ongoing Progress

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

The Future of Education

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

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.

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.

Water Challenges

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