MIT Stories

  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | August 14, 2017

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program Graduate Students Launch a Blog

    Posts will comment on future of ocean science and engineering, experiences in the field and more.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | August 14, 2017

    New Study Details Ocean’s Role in Fourth-Largest Mass Extinction

    Global oceanic dead zones persisted for 50,000 years after end-Triassic extinction event
  • MIT News, News | August 9, 2017

    Six from MIT awarded 2017 Fulbright grants

    Grantees will spend the 2017-2018 academic year conducting research abroad. Jorlyn Le Garrec '17, who graduated this spring with a BS in mechanical and ocean engineering, will pursue a research-based mechanical engineering master’s degree through the University of Auckland. Le Garrec’s research focuses on underwater robotics.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT - The Darwin Project, MIT EAPS, News | August 4, 2017

    Phytoplankton & Chips

    Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric CO2 and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breath yet there is much about them scientists still don’t understand. Now, an award from the Simons Foundation will give researchers from the Darwin Project access to bigger, better computing resources to model these communities and probe how they work.
  • MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News | August 3, 2017

    Students build and test marine ROV’s as part of the E2@MIT Program

    MIT Sea Grant hosted 12 exceptional high school students, interested in underwater robotics, this past week as part of MIT’s E2@MIT science and engineering residential camp. Dr. Tom Consi, MIT Sea Grant’s research education specialist, instructed the students in making an underwater remotely operated vehicle or, ROV, commonly known as lSeaPerch.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI News | August 2, 2017

    Margaret Tivey to Become New Vice President and Dean of Academic Programs at WHOI

    Dr. Margaret K. (Meg) Tivey has been selected as the next Vice President and Dean for Academic Programs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Tivey will oversee all academic programs at WHOI, which include the MIT-WHOI Joint Program (JP) in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering for graduate students, postdoctoral and undergraduate programs, the graduate-level Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, and will serve as the WHOI point of contact for the Marine Biological Laboratory-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | July 31, 2017

    From Computation to the Ocean, a Scientist Finds His Fit

    Science Magazine profiles MIT-WHOI Joint Program faculty member Mark Baumgartner.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | July 31, 2017

    Mapping Eelgrass with Drones: 2016 NOAA Hollings Scholar Scott Nesbit

    Nesbit along with MIT Sea Grant coastal ecologist Dr. Juliet Simpson use drones to map the locations of eelgrass beds throughout the coast of New England.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | July 31, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant’s Hollings Scholars present their research at NOAA headquarters

    MIT Sea Grant’s three NOAA Hollings Scholars will present their research at NOAA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland this week.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | July 31, 2017

    Automating Counting Fish: 2016 NOAA Hollings Scholars Caleb Perez and Tzofi Klinghoffer

    2016 Hollings Scholars Caleb Perez and Tzofi Klinghoffer are working this summer with researches at MIT Sea Grant, focusing on developing technological solutions that will improve upon current methods used for monitoring fish populations.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | July 25, 2017

    The Sticky Intertropical Convergence Zone

    Ocean circulation coupled to changes in trade winds efficiently damps ITCZ movement to transport heat across the equator.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | July 11, 2017

    Sea Grant announces the 2018 Knauss Fellowship finalists

    Sea Grant is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. As with each class of Knauss fellows, the 2018 finalists are an impressive group with diverse backgrounds and interests. Twenty four of the 33 Sea Grant programs are represented in this year’s class, which includes 61 finalists
  • Featured Stories, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | July 6, 2017

    Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon

    Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | June 27, 2017

    Microbe Generates Extraordinarily Diverse Array of Peptides

    In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 27, 2017

    Pauline Morrow Austin: Radar & Weather Maven

    Pauline Morrow Austin (PhD '42) joined MIT's Weather Radar Research Project at its inception in 1946 and went on to direct the project from 1956-1979. Her pioneering work to interpret weather radar echoes laid the foundation for modern radar meteorology.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | June 20, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Ocean Acidification Seminar Tuesday June 27th at 12:00

    Please join us Tuesday June 27 at MIT Sea Grant for presentations by six MIT Sea Grant funded researchers on their ocean acidification projects.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 20, 2017

    Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Meghan Jones studies seafloor lavas to reveal the inner workings of our planet. Using the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, WHOI researchers and Jones have been exploring a surprising discovery: gas-filled volcanic rocks on the seafloor that "pop" when brought up to the surface.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 19, 2017

    Cantine and Moore Awarded for Excellence

    Institute Recognizes Marjorie Cantine and Kelsey Moore as 2017 Graduate Women of Excellence.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | June 15, 2017

    Batteries that “Drink” Seawater Could Power Long-range Underwater Vehicles

    Startup’s novel aluminum batteries increase the range of UUVs tenfold.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 9, 2017

    MIT-NASA Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge

    New MIT-NASA research using models of Atlantic circulation finds that the ocean absorbs atmospheric gases more easily than heat energy, and the slowing circulation that results, reduces its ability to absorb both.
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