Resident science writer Rachel Fritts sits down at SimPlanet to learn what mix of policies can keep climate change within livable limits - and what interests might stand in the way.
John Fernández ushers in the new academic year by urging a stronger focus on climate change and the value of a deliberate education in ethics - for students and the Institute alike.
Researching the history of infrastructure projects in her native Hawai'i, MITASC member Aja Grande uncovers some surprising realizations about her relationship to the land where she was born and raised.
MITASC member Selma Sharaf considers how her work around the 2024 Paris Olympics has highlighted how sustainable engineering projects need to reflect the behavior of the people who use them.
MITASC member Natalie Northrup shares how her work in environmental remediation has changed her thinking about environmental sustainability, and how it relates to issues of inequality and access.
MITASC member Tessa Weiss weighs the sustainability impact of different types of jobs in different types of companies.
MITASC member Océane Boulais reflects on her first experience prepping for field work from her background as an electrical engineer.
MITASC member Donald Liu reflects on choosing a sustainability project that pushed against both his preconceptions about how to use his electrical engineering major, and his personal distaste for insects - and how much he benefited from that decision.
At ESI's “SimPlanet” event, students test-drive a new computer simulation to reveal outcomes of different policy decisions on climate change.
In a video reflection, MITASC member Katharina Kramer explains the many challenges of getting an environmental AI idea off the ground.
MITASC member Jack Reid, who worked on satellite monitoring of mangrove forests in Brazil, explains his work and shares what surprised him about environmental protection in Rio.
MITASC member Stacy Godfreey-Igwe considers the environmental cost of single-use plastic, and the surprising household objects it winds up in.