MIT's motto is "Mens et Manus" -- Mind and Hand. The Institute's 4,500 undergraduates—46 percent of whom are women—hail from all 50 states and 116 foreign countries, and self-organize into more than 500 student groups exploring everything from science fiction to glassblowing and ironwork. At the MIT Foundry, students put their materials knowledge to practice.
A History of Innovation
MIT was chartered in Boston in 1861 as one of nation's first schools of industrial science. Walker Memorial, the setting for the Knight Science Journalism welcome reception kicking off ScienceWriters2015, was among the first buildings constructed on MIT's new campus when the Institute moved across the Charles River to Cambridge in 1916.
Architecting the Future
Research at MIT advances the technologies that will define the coming century, from fusion power to new forms of spacecraft propulsion to advanced cryptographic techniques. The Frank Gehry-designed Stata Center, opened in 2004, is home to the famed Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and many other programs.
Hard Hat Required
Fellows in MIT's Knight Science Journalism program get hands-on access to New England's world-leading science and engineering culture through seminars, courses, and field trips. The 2014-15 Knight Fellows are pictured here at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Council's Wind Technology Testing Center.