Rhonda Jordan co-founded a company that connects low-income customers in East Africa to electricity through a battery swapping service.
Hugh Herr, who lost both legs to frostbite, is designing artificial limbs that he predicts will be better than real ones.
Philanthropy enables MIT to remain a meritocracy, admitting students without regard to their family’s ability to pay.
Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips — backpackers who have cherished the Earth’s beauty for 40 years — take the lead to preserve the Earth.
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.
Grad student Erez Lieberman-Aiden invents a method that will help scientists better understand diseases like cancer.
“Interest level is at a fever pitch,” says Forgan McIntosh of MIT’s Energy Club, the fastest-growing extracurricular organization on campus.
A biologically engineered drug once saved Randi Fett’s life. Now, she and her husband, Dr. David Fett ’77, feel an “ethical obligation” to give back.
Thousands of MIT students are participating in public service projects across the globe to gain leadership skills and to better serve the world.