Prof. Sherry Turkle says if you don’t teach your children how to be alone, they only know how to be lonely. Photo: Richard Howard
Spring 2011

Alone Together

Sherry Turkle’s new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other reveals that we’re so busy communicating that we neglect each other.

Larry Dickerson and Marcela Donadio, parents of a son who graduates this spring, make a commitment to help expand MIT’s learning community.  Photo: Dave Einsel
Spring 2011

Attracted by MIT

Marcela Donadio and Larry Dickerson of Houston make a commitment to help expand MIT’s learning community.

Prof. Larry Sass's dream is to empower people to build their own neighborhoods. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Custom-Made House

Larry Sass’s dream is to empower people to build their own neighborhoods.

Prof. Eric Klopfer directs a program for undergrads to become science and math teachers in grades 5-12. He is shown here with a game he developed to teach science and math. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Educating Teachers

Eric Klopfer prepares undergrads to become science and math teachers in grades K-12.

Winter 2011

Imprint on the World

Instead of a state school, Mat Peterson is at MIT thanks to MIT’s OpenCourseWare.

Matt Rodriguez participates in the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program, which helps students develop not only the skills — but also the character — to become future engineering leaders. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Creating Leaders

Matt Rodriguez participates in an MIT program that combines leadership development with an MIT education.

Ryan Alexander researches microRNAs to determine their possible role as therapeutics for obesity and other diseases. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Dream to Help Millions

Ryan Alexander researches microRNAs to determine their possible role as therapeutics for obesity and other diseases.

Wennie Wang collaborated with 54 students for one year to help solve the problem of rising levels of carbon dioxide. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Solving World-Class Problems

Wennie Wang collaborated with 54 other students to help solve the problem of rising levels of carbon dioxide.