Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology — which emerged as a field about 25 years ago — now has an impact that will one day rival that of electricity, transistors, antibiotics, and the Internet — thanks in part to MIT research.

It will be smooth sailing this spring for the 75th anniversary of MIT Sailing, thanks to a major gift from Terry Kohler.  Photo: Jerry Turba

Smooth Sailing

A major gift from Terry Kohler will allow for smooth sailing this spring as the Institute celebrates the 75th anniversary of MIT Sailing.

Prof. Craig Wilder is teaching history to inmates.  Photo: Richard Howard

Freeing the Mind

Prof. Craig Wilder teaches American Colonial History to inmates at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York.

Daniela Yuschenkoff — who has worked at the San Francisco Zoo for six years — has a chance to fulfill a dream, thanks to donors Jacque and John Jarve. Yuschenkoff is shown here with a Harris Hawk.  Photo: Marc Longwood

Saving Wildlife

Donors make it possible for Daniela Yuschenkoff, a sophmore and six-year volunteer at the San Francisco Zoo, to fulfill a dream.

John and Jacque Jarve live in Atherton, California, a long distance from Northern Ohio and the life John long ago left behind.  Photo: Marc Longwood

Gift to Others

John and Jacque Jarve of Atherton, California, who established a scholarship to change lives, are a long distance from the life John long ago left behind.

Kristin Forbes, a founder of Deworm the World, has seen firsthand

Deworming the World

Kristin Forbes, co-founder of Deworm the World, is helping to boost school populations in developing countries.

Profs. Heather Paxson and Stefan Helmreich launched <i>Sensing the Unseen</i> — a yearlong seminar that explores the invisible world. Not obvious to the eye is that they are married.  Photo: Richard Howard

Sensing the Unseen

Heather Paxson and Stefan Helmreich offer a yearlong seminar on sensing the unseen world — from invisible toxic chemicals to echoes to fleeting tastes.

Elisha Goodman is enabling people to grow their own food, not only fostering a sense of community, but also allowing them to become more self-reliant, healthy, and whole.  Photo: Richard Howard

A Wish to Heal the World

Elisha Goodman is enabling people to grow their own food, allowing them to become more self-reliant, healthy, and whole.

Portia Jones grew up in Queens, N.Y., climbing fences and trees, roller skating, playing tag and hide-and-seek, dancing hip hop, and running track.  Photo: Cliff Owen

Front Runner

Portia Jones is the most talented athlete in the history of MIT Women’s Track and Field.

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