Susan Silbey. Photo: Jonathan Sachs

Culture Shift

Expanding engineers’ horizons beyond engineering is essential to addressing the field’s gender imbalance, says sociologist Susan Silbey

West Philadelphia middle school students, 1999. Students working with WPLP have learned to read their landscape as a product of natural forces and social, economic, and political processes. Photo: Anne Whiston Spirn

Greening the Block

Anne Whiston Spirn has made the West Philadelphia Landscape Project a model of urban restoration and community empowerment

A group of USA Lab students spent two weeks in Maine learning about the state’s agricultural sector, with visits to sites including the Blue Ox Malthouse (pictured) in Lisbon Falls. Photo: Bearwalk Cinema

Minding the Gap

The first US-focused MIT Sloan action learning course grapples with the divides in American society

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