Prof. Karen Gleason has come up with a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to make solar cells on ordinary tracing paper. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Solar Cells on Paper

Karen Gleason develops a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to make solar cells on tracing paper, which one day might charge a cell phone.

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