Innovative MechE design classes started a worldwide phenomenon, and they continue to showcase students’ passion for design today.
Department Head Mary Boyce reminisces about the past 150 years of MechE history and shares details from the grand MIT Open House that took place this past April.
A new exhibit, showcasing extraordinary ship models throughout history and recent groundbreaking MechE research, was recently installed in Building 5’s renovated Hart Nautical Gallery.
We have embarked on assembling a timeline of historic events throughout the Department’s rich history. A sampling appears here.
Alums BJ Park (SM ’61, ME ’63) and George Hatsopoulos (BS ’49, SM ’50, ME ’54, ScD ’56), both of whom became highly successful business owners and generous donors to MIT, are highlighted in this issue.
With the help of student group Green Grease Project, wastepickers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, can decrease their operational costs by 20% and increase their profits by converting waste vegetable oil into fuel.
Assistant Professor Sangbae Kim talks bio-inspired robotics and discusses his current project. His work has been featured in several media outlets, including The Discovery Channel, Forbes Magazine, and National Geographic, and his Stickybot creation was selected as one of Time magazine’s best inventions of the year.