Knowledge created at MIT has the power to change the world—but only when it reaches those who are best positioned to use it. That’s why our researchers find avenues for collaboration with governments, businesses, and other organizations that can translate their findings into widespread action.

Vote of Confidence

The nonpartisan MIT Election Data and Science Lab champions the efficiency, integrity, and transparency of the democratic process

Many MIT faculty members, such as Jessika Trancik (pictured presenting her research on energy technologies in Davos, Switzerland), look to the MIT International Policy Lab for assistance in translating their findings into the language of policy.

The Final Yard

The International Policy Lab helps faculty ideas take those last critical steps into the corridors of power

Joint Program co-directors John Reilly, left, and Ronald Prinn. Photo: Sarah Bastille

Framing Uncertainty

A landmark platform models the range of ways a changing climate may affect humanity, and vice versa

NYC Skyline

Facts on the Ground

David Hsu helps cities figure out what’s working in the battle against climate change


Hands on the Wheel

Excerpts from new faculty books pose questions we must answer as AI begins to reshape society

In April 2017, MIT students pitched their bills to judges including Jay Edelson of Edelson PC and Uber’s Betsy Masiello. Photo: Bill Petros Photography


MIT engineering students team up with Georgetown lawyers-in-training on internet privacy legislation

DeGraff works with a Haitian student.

Tool Box

MIT-made online resources address Haitian education, banking reform, and global development

An Emphasis on Health

Retsef Levi and colleagues are helping to create a medical system focused on improving patient outcomes

Professor Grove examines a map of the Martian landscape with students, from left, Kai Masterson, Megan Guenther, Anmol Maini, and Ulyana Piterbarg. PHOTO: SARAH BASTILLE

Space Detectives

A freshman advising seminar investigates clues from the formation of new worlds

Grad student Raichelle Aniceto began her work in Kerri Cahoy’s STAR Lab as an undergraduate. PHOTO: IAN MACLELLAN

Laser Focus

A broad foundation in space systems helped grad student Raichelle Aniceto zero in on a social mission

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