Rhonda Jordan co-founded a company that connects low-income customers in East Africa to electricity through a battery swapping service. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2011

Bringing Electricity to Tanzania

Rhonda Jordan co-founded a company that connects low-income customers in East Africa to electricity through a battery swapping service.

Climbing Higher

Hugh Herr, who lost both legs to frostbite, is designing artificial limbs that he predicts will be better than real ones.

Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips invite partners to help protect and preserve the Earth. They will match others' contributions dollar for dollar up to $500,000.  Photo: Sam Kittner
Summer 2010

Allies of Nature

Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips — backpackers who have cherished the Earth’s beauty for 40 years — take the lead to preserve the Earth.

Summer 2010

Family Tradition

Fort ’85 and Beth Flowers support a graduate fellowship at MIT. Giving back, Fort says, “is a value that our extended family treasures.”

Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.  Photo: Richard Howard
Summer 2010

Collective Brainpower

Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.

Erez Lieberman-Aiden's work helps to solve the mystery of how the human genome folds up to fit into the nucleus of a cell. The innovation will help scientists better understand diseases.  Photo: Richard Howard
Summer 2010

Celebrating Innovation

Grad student Erez Lieberman-Aiden invents a method that will help scientists better understand diseases like cancer.

Energy Club co-presidents Forgan McIntosh and Tim Heidel are shown at the cogeneration plant, which provides electricity to MIT with big environmental benefits.  Photo: Len Rubenstein
Summer 2010

Energy Club

“Interest level is at a fever pitch,” says Forgan McIntosh of MIT’s Energy Club, the fastest-growing extracurricular organization on campus.

Tish Scolnik. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Spring 2010

Changing the World Through Service

Thousands of MIT students are participating in public service projects across the globe to gain leadership skills and to better serve the world.