When she joined the staff of the Edgerton Center in 2000, Amy Smith began inspiring MIT students to study engineering for developing countries

Senior Lecturer Amy Smith and IDDS

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Mens et Manus … bringing MechE solutions to global challenges

MechE Connects highlights the department’s increasing focus on bringing mechanical engineering solutions to challenges with global and humanitarian impact …

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The IDDS effect: Senior Lecturer Amy Smith triggers the next wave of development

When she joined the staff of the Edgerton Center in 2000, Amy Smith began inspiring MIT students to study engineering for developing countries

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Gail Kendall’s gift transforms an historic lab

Thanks to a generous gift from Gail E Kendall PhD ’78, only the concrete shell of the existing 6,000-square-foot space in the basement of Building 7 was spared in the demolition. The result is a premier heat and mass transfer research facility …

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The Rainmakers: John Lienhard and his colleagues are rethinking the production of drinking water

Researchers are improving the efficiency of existing desalination systems and designing for developing countries …

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Around Campus

MIT turns 150, the Gulf oil spill, and course 2.007 robots …

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Hear–and now

Doug Hart is building a better hearing aid with 3-D imaging …

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MIT Motorsports team feeds the need for speed

MechE undergrads who enjoy fabrication in 2.007 get the chance to enhance their skills by designing precision parts for the MIT Motorsports racecar …

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Faculty promotions

Five faculty have recently been promoted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering …

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Talking shop

Professor Evelyn Wang on the thrills and challenges of research at the nanoscale …