September 18, 2019
Negotiating for the Future at SimPlanet

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.


September 16, 2019
Letter from the Director: September 2019

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.


September 12, 2019
Perspectives from a Settler Colonialist in Hawai’i

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.


September 12, 2019
Large Sporting Events, Large Environmental Impacts

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.


September 12, 2019
Environmental Justice: How Sustainability Is About More Than Just the Planet

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.


September 12, 2019
What Change Do You Want to Make?

MITASC member Tessa Weiss weighs the sustainability impact of different types of jobs in different types of companies.


September 12, 2019
Exploring the Field

MITASC member Océane Boulais reflects on her first experience prepping for field work from her background as an electrical engineer.


September 12, 2019
When Sustainability Work Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

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.


September 12, 2019
Reaching climate solutions through negotiation

At ESI's “SimPlanet” event, students test-drive a new computer simulation to reveal outcomes of different policy decisions on climate change.


September 12, 2019
From IDEA to Business in Environmental AI

In a video reflection, MITASC member Katharina Kramer explains the many challenges of getting an environmental AI idea off the ground.


September 11, 2019
Layers of Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro

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.


September 11, 2019
Let’s Aim for a Plastic Free World

MITASC member Stacy Godfreey-Igwe considers the environmental cost of single-use plastic, and the surprising household objects it winds up in.

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