In the News

Are we a step closer to nuclear fusion?
via The Huffington Post
Researchers at MIT are bringing fusion closer to reality

Study provides scenarios for assessing long-term benefits of climate action
via MIT News
Environmental Protection Agency uses scenarios to evaluate gains for agriculture, health, and other global concerns.

Upholding disarmament agreements with engineering
via MIT News
PhD student Ruaridh Macdonald develops a tool to identify nuclear weapons without divulging too much.

This is what Obama just unveiled to boost solar
via Fortune
The president is pushing a clean energy loan guarantee program, which helped electric car success story Tesla, but also failed solar company, Solyndra.


MITEI researcher Angela Belcher on the energy and food initiatives that are a part of the upcoming SOLVE event at MIT. Learn more at

Around Campus

New undergraduate energy course accepting students
"Energy Management for a Sustainable Future," offered to undergraduates for the first time, satisfies the Energy Studies Minor requirements. 

New Fall 2015 Course: Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory Course 10.28: Fundamental Concepts and Applications in Energy
For students interested in the growing energy field; satisfies Energy Studies Minor requirements.

India at the deep end (Tata Center)
via MIT News
Incoming Tata Fellows get a crash course on resource-constrained communities and the challenges of the developing world.


Solar Day

Thursday, September 10, 2015
MIT Media Lab: E14-674
MIT Community Event

MIT Solar Day is an opportunity to learn more about the huge potential of solar energy and the challenges involved in realizing the solar-powered future. A series of speaker sessions featuring MIT faculty from across the Institute’s five schools will highlight the wealth of solar energy research happening right now on campus.

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Faculty Focus

Urban Studies and Planning welcomes four new faculty for 2015-2016
via MIT News
From public health to environmental policy and planning, diverse new perspectives add to a top-ranked department



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