UROP at 40

MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) matches students with faculty in research partnerships. This year, the landmark program celebrates its 40th year.

Ed Linde hopes to help educate leaders who'll solve world problems.  Photo: Len Rubenstein

Educating Leaders

Ed and Joyce Linde, along with the Linde Family Foundation, announce a $25M gift for undergraduate financial aid.

Buzz Aldrin's book, Magnificent Desolation, will be in stores June 23. Photo: Courtesy of the Aldrin Collection

Magnificent Desolation

Buzz Aldrin, alumnus and former astronaut — who has written a new book to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing — reflects on his life and work.

K. Dane Wittrup is developing a class of cancer drugs inspired by the immune system's own disease-fighting antigens.  Photo: Thomas Gearty

Enemy Invaders

Molecular bioengineer K. Dane Wittrup is designing cancer-fighting drugs.

Andrew Sutherland developed Quizlet, a web tool to help students around the world. Photo: Ed Quinn

Quiz Yourself

Freshman Andrew Sutherland develops Quizlet, a web-based study tool to help students around the world.