The second-annual HUBweek festival celebrates innovation and creativity in Greater Boston—especially Kendall Square. So it’s no surprise that MIT community members will have a huge impact on the conference.
Alumni Association research indicates that more than 40 MIT alumni, faculty, and researchers will host sessions and share their expertise during the five-day festival, which takes place Sunday, September 25–Saturday, October 1.
The MIT community members will present on a number of innovative and creative topics, including medical storytelling (Rachel Zimmer, Knight Science Journalism fellow); genomics and nanotechnology (David Altshuler ’86 and Professor Sangeeta Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97); how opioids affect the brain (Associate Professor Seth Mnookin); and “making dinner your family’s favorite time” (Lieza Dagher SM ’04, MCP ’04).
For more information on MIT’s role at the festival, visit the HUBweek website. The list of presenters does not include the MIT’s role in Solve, a live meeting series that connects innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Learn more on MIT News and read a letter about Solve that was sent to the MIT community by Provost Martin A. Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88.
MIT alumni are also invited to the MIT Alumni Lounge for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the TSMC Lobby in the Stata Center. The Alumni Lounge coincides with HUBweek’s day-long Kendall Square activities focused on biotechnology, innovation, health care, and other disciplines.