Podcast: MIT’s Frontiers of the Future

by Sam Corey on September 2, 2016 · 0 comments

in Alumni Life, Campus Culture, Events, Podcast, Podcast, Research

Beyond_2016_PodcastWhen MIT was founded in 1861, the Institute originally filled Boston’s newly developed Back Bay neighborhood. In the decades that followed, the departments and students increased, and in 1916, MIT crossed the Charles River for a new campus in Cambridge.

Since its move to Cambridge, the Institute continued to establish itself as one of the world’s top universities and its alumni and faculty have tackled society’s most pressing challenges. Earlier this year, as part of MIT’s campus centennial celebration, the Institute hosted the symposium, “Beyond 2016: MIT’s Frontiers of the Future.”

In this Slice of MIT podcast, you’ll hear a selection of the faculty presentations that took place at the symposium. Learn how solar power is creating more drinkable water in rural India; how texting is helping transform Kenya’s financial system; how cities can help solve climate change; and how mucus is solving global health problems.

Featuring (in chronological order):

WinterAmos Winter SM ’05, PhD ’10
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Global Engineering and Research Lab
Emerging Markets Drive Global Solutions

HuangYasheng Huang
Associate Dean for International Programs and Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management
Professor of Global Economics and Management
Rethinking China’s Growth Model 

SuriTavneet Suri
Associate Professor of Applied Economics
MIT Sloan School of Management
Scientific Director, Africa, J-PAL
Mobile Technologies and Financial Inclusion in Africa

RibbeckProfessor Katharina Ribbeck
Eugene Bell Career Development Professor of Tissue Engineering
Department of Biological Engineering
Where the Wild Things Will Be (in 100 Years)

Heidi Williams of the MIT Department of Economics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Heidi Williams
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
What Inventions Are We Missing?

FernandezJohn Fernandez ’85
Professor of Building Technology, Dept. of Architecture
Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Cities of a New Future

 

More information on the symposium: http://bit.ly/2bGJ5OK
Watch the Beyond 2016 symposium: http://bit.ly/2c2EUNP

Listen to podcast above or on the Alumni Association’s SoundCloud page. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and rate the podcast and leave a review. Tweet your thoughts on this episode to@mit_alumni.

Music: “Inspired,” “Call to Adventure,” “Cut and Run,” “Space Fighter Loop,” “Backed Vibes Clean,” and “Floating Cities”
All songs by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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