The innovative technologies and scientific breakthroughs central to MIT’s identity continue to push design in new directions—and that, in turn, makes new inventions and discoveries possible. About the cover

At MIT, Tiandra Ray '15 specialized in computational design; her thesis focused on the connection between built environments and mental health. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

The Lens of Design

New initiatives from the School of Architecture and Planning sharpen MIT's focus on design-based learning

The subject's Fall 2016 lecturers included associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics Hamsa Balakrishnan, whose work includes a collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and major US airports to upgrade air traffic control tools. Photo: Bryce Vickmark.

Flight School

A roster of experts steers students through the inner workings of the airline industry

From fighting cancer to promoting stability, Andrew Lo harnesses the tools and technologies of finance for the common good. Photo: Joe Pugliese/August Image, LLC

Fully Invested

Andrew Lo harnesses the tools and technologies of finance for the common good

Hot Shots

MIT postdocs deliver a disruptive rapid vaccine development platform

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