Invested in MIT

Charles Vest reflects on his life and work as MIT's 15th president.

Pat Callahan, '75, says:

Encouraging Others

Pat Callahan, '75, who grew up in Boston's inner city, gives $50,000 to inspire other inner-city children to pursue technical careers.

Carlos Lois, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences and a member of the Picower Center for Learning and Memory, is researching a way to grow new brain cells, which might one day replace those lost in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, or injury. Photo: Ed Quinn

New Growth

Asst. Prof. Carlos Lois is researching a way to grow new brain cells.

Keith Hampton, an expert in the study of social networks and new technologies, says that rather than destroying community life, being wired actually helps people connect. Photo: Ed Quinn

Internet Connection

Asst. Prof. Keith Hampton says that rather than destroying community and family life, being wired actually helps people connect.

Grad student Solomon Assefa co-founded the MIT Africa Internet Technology Initiative (AITI), a student-run program that sends MIT students to teach Internet skills to African students and teachers. The program has sent 30 MIT students to Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana over the past five years and reached about 500 students and 30 teachers in Africa. Photo: Ed Quinn

Teaching Technology

Grad student Solomon Assefa co-founded a group that teaches Internet technology to students in Africa.

Adam Madlinger, an 18-year-old freshman who has owned a video production company for three years, says:

In Business

Freshman Adam Madlinger is an entrepreneur who launched a company when he was in high school.