A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.
Each year, MassChallenge takes in 128 startups and provides them with resources that allow them to take their startup to the next level. We sat down with 8 different startups from this year's batch. That were tackling problems in various industries from healthcare and education to art and media to agriculture and food.
Until last year, the number of students in my classes at MIT numbered 50 or so. Less than twelve months later, I have just completed my first class wi...
While the innovation industry may be experiencing a golden age, according to several measures, the ideas industry for innovation may be in a state of crisis.
In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.
A dissertation inspired by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa's complex layering of materials has morphed into a book for Anne-Catrin Schultz.
MIT's 'Climate Action Plan' is unambitious, lacks transparency, and bows to industry.
Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
From my experience of sitting through college boot-camp after boot-camp, and going on college tour after college tour, I, along with probably every admissions officer, can tell you there is no winning formula.
Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT. I was a Beta at Syracuse University (Class of 1970). And it is well known that all Betas are brothers, forever.
I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
While Kendall Square companies are building expensive, sometimes over-sanitary headquarters that begin to look a little glam for these corners, some say the primordial spirit of the place can't be swept away.
Much has been said about the moral dimension of the VW diesel deception. The company betrayed its customers, the public, and the planet by building "defeat devices" into 11 million of its cars (devices designed to switch off emission controls whenever the car is in normal use).
Unfortunately, the proposal to create a "Greek Village" located on West Campus grounds in Cambridge does not come close to addressing these issues. Here are nine reasons why an FSILG Village is not in the best interests of the Greek community and MIT as a whole.
This is an invitation to stand up for science against the greatest threat civilization has ever known, an invitation to do more about climate change together than any of us can achieve alone. So circle October 2 on your calendar, and then I'll explain.
Nuclear fusion is considered by many to be the holy grail of clean energy -- a technology that would transform the world, if only we could figure out how to do it. But harnessing the same process that powers our sun is no small task.