The birth of electrical engineering
March 9, 2011The creation of the first electrical-engineering curriculum may have said as much about MIT’s educational philosophy as it did about the pace of innovation.
A difference maker
February 16, 2011Vannevar Bush PhD ’16, a unique figure in American history, transformed his country’s scientific establishment during its wartime hour of need.
A foundation for building
February 2, 2011How MIT’s first African-American graduate, Robert Taylor, became a prominent architect and brought the MIT philosophy across regional and racial barriers.
A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.