What can models do in a changed climate? In the 1960s, NOAA created the first general circulation models simulating Earth’s oceans and atmosphere, and noted their impact on the global climate system. Since then, models have served as a primary mode of representing, analyzing, translating, and designing the environment in a changed climate.

How are models used to understand, and in turn, design our climate-changed world? Through a series of events to be held at MIT in the winter and spring of 2018, including an ideas competitionexhibition, and symposium, we explore how climate-related models of the past, present, and future act in today’s climate changed world.

Ideas Competition

$15,000 to be distributed amongst the competition winners.

See website for competition brief and details.

Climate Changed Co-Chairs: Irmak TuranJessica Varner
Faculty Advisor: John E. Fernandez

Climate Changed is a student-led initiative. It is generously co-sponsored by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Sustainability Fellowships

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 2 part-time paid Sustainability Fellowships for Academic Year 2017/2018. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability.

Open Positions:

  1. Urban Living Lab
  2. MIT Carbon Neutrality Research Fellowship

For detailed information about each position and to apply, visit: MITOS Jobs and Fellowships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Send inquiries to

Find more information on our current fellows here.