3 Questions: Jeffrey Hoffman on the Space Shuttle at 30
April 11, 2011Anniversary of the first shuttle flight comes just as it nears retirement, but the vehicle has changed space travel dramatically.
MIT students advocate for research funding on Capitol Hill
April 1, 2011Members of the Science Policy Initiative will demonstrate the benefits of continued federal funding for science and technology at this year's annual Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day.
Department of Energy launches startup-friendly program
March 29, 2011At MIT, Energy Secretary Chu announces ‘Next Top Energy Innovator’ program, and White House officials tout commitment to helping startups.
March 18, 2011New report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and the Policy of Global Change analyzes the impact of border carbon adjustments.
Committee says DOD should pay some of the costs of transportation infrastructure near U.S. military bases
March 9, 2011Professor Joseph Sussman chaired committee that also required funding for public transportation
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.
What's the price of environmental policies?
January 21, 2011Joint Program report examines discrepancies in climate-change cost estimates
Suresh discusses the role of engineering in the study of infectious disease
December 13, 2010In public lecture at MIT, former dean describes progress in understanding malaria.
Harrell convenes thought-leaders to catalyze new research informed by science, humanities and arts disciplines
December 2, 2010
Chiang, Lester appointed to DOE energy advisory committee
November 15, 2010Professors will provide advice and expertise on clean-energy issues under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Public debt concentrated in advanced economies, MIT student’s research finds
November 2, 2010Global financial crisis highlights gulf between advanced and emerging nations.
Academic, industry and government leaders explore systems thinking
October 27, 2010Annual conference examines how approach could help solve the world's pressing problems.
Why telecom regulation needs to change
October 5, 2010Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
Nightingale named director of Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development
October 1, 2010
Nuclear-fuel report challenges key assumptions
September 16, 2010MIT study finds no shortage of uranium for nuclear energy for decades, but more research is needed to develop improved fuel-cycle options.
Financial impacts of ‘cap and trade’
August 3, 2010Analysis shows that, contrary to some claims, proposed legislation to limit carbon emissions would not disadvantage those with lower incomes.
Technology and Policy Program student named Switzer Environmental Fellow
July 28, 2010Among 21 granted fellowships this year
Obama intends to nominate Suresh as next NSF director
June 3, 2010The MIT engineering dean would lead the independent federal agency that supports science and engineering research.