Lauren Hinkel | EAPS NewsThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering (MIT-WHOI JP).
Fatima Husain | Summons LabPAOC and Summons lab member Emily Matys searches around the globe to reveal the secrets of microbial life
From Simple Separations to Complex Questions
Fatima Husain | Summons LabGirls from the Circle Program in Groton, NH talk about STEM, geologic timescales, astrobiology, chromatography and pursuing STEM careers with Summons Lab member Fatima Husain.
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations
TESSNASA’s TESS has started its search for planets around nearby stars, beginning science operations on July 25, 2018. Sara Seager is the Deputy Science Director of the MIT-led NASA Explorer-class mission.
Charting the Future of Decarbonization
Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global ChangeMIT Joint Program workshop explores economic and environmental impacts of scaling up low-carbon energy.
A Proposed Global Metric to Aid Mercury Pollution Policy
Noelle E. Selin | ScienceNoelle Selin writes about how a global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward their goals to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury in the journal Science.
2018 EAPS Student Awards
EAPS Education OfficeA roll-call of this year’s award recipients presented at the May 18th Student Recognition Dinner. PAOC graduate student Margaret Duffy receives the Award for Excellence in Teaching.
TESS Takes Initial Test Image
School of Science | MIT NewsExoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit. Prof. Sara Seager is the deputy science director of TESS.
TESS Successfully Launched
Lauren HinkelNASA’s new planet-hunting TESS satellite was successfully launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6.51pm EST Wednesday April 18. The satellite rode into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, beginning its two-year mission to study nearby star systems to look for alien worlds that might harbor life.
Urban Planning for a Changing Climate
Science in the News | Harvard UniversityHarvard's Science in the News speaks with John Bolduc, the Environmental Planner for the City of Cambridge, and Professor Kerry Emanuel about what local communities are doing to address the challenges climate change is creating for urban infrastructure.
Meet Tess, Seeker of Alien Worlds
Dennis Overbye | New York Times ScienceNASA’s new spacecraft, to be launched next month, will give
scientists a much clearer view of the planets orbiting stars near to us. Sara Seager, a member of the Tess team, shares her hopes and expectations.
Alumnae unite at MIT Women's unConference
Julie Barr | MIT Alumni Association Gathering brings alumni to campus to celebrate women and create connections to further societal changes. Opening keynote speaker Sara Seager shared her latest research on exoplanets and stories from her own personal triumphs and challenges in motherhood, marriage, and friendship.
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