Calling the World Home

Students in MIT’s MISTI program are learning to live, work, and succeed in a global society.

L. Robert Johnson '63, president of the Alumni Association

Campaign Update

With the campaign goal in sight, individual donors are the catalysts for MIT’s success.

John Henry Thompson established a scholarship to honor his Mom, who taught him that education is the key to success. (

Gift of Love

John Henry Thompson, ’83, pledges $50,000 to establish a scholarship to honor his Mom.

Prof. Clarence G. Williams recently wrote Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999 –– a 1,000 plus-page compendium of oral histories chronicling the experience of black students, faculty, and staff at MIT.

MIT’s Black Experience

Prof. Clarence G. Williams writes a book detailing the experiences of MIT’s black students, faculty, and staff.

In his latest book, The Diagnosis, professor and novelist Alan Lightman writes of the impact of technology on people.

Valuing Ourselves

Physicist and author Alan Lightman examines how technology affects people in his latest book, The Diagnosis.

Prof. Caroline Ross isn’t one to duck a challenge. Not only an accomplished scientist but an accomplished sailor, Ross is working with others to develop the most versatile memory chip ever created.

Super Chip

Prof. Caroline Ross welcomes challenges from ocean sailing to devising the most versatile memory chip every created.

Prof. Jesus del Alamo runs WebLab, one of the first teaching labs in the world where the equipment is real but students' interactions with it are online.

Online Lab

Prof. Jesus del Alamo runs WebLab, one of the world’s first teaching labs where the equipment is real but students interact with it online.

Raymond Kurzweil has made a career of helping others through technology. Among his inventions is the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. Legendary performer Stevie Wonder bought Kurzweil's first machine.

Great Ideas

Raymond Kurzweil receives the world ’s largest award for innovation.

Inventor Brian Hubert has dreamed up 500 inventions and filled dozens of notebooks with his innovations and drawings. Often, he says, he has so many ideas it's hard to sleep.

Creative Solutions

Grad student Brian Hubert wins the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for invention.