Student makers on what is inspiring them
Making has always been at the heart of an MIT education. The Institute’s motto, “mens et manus” (mind and hand), reflects this educational ideal, which harnesses creativity, intellect, and craftsmanship for practical application. Today, MIT is embracing the mission of making with more fervor than ever.
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Genetic testing for life on Mars
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Trust Center helps myriad startups make the leap
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An excerpt from Nick Montfort’s The Future
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Class brings perspective to the creative process
Hands-on project spaces span campus
Neil Gershenfeld outlines the impact of fab labs