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Spotlight: May 25, 2023

Omer Yilmaz studies how different diets and environmental conditions affect intestinal stem cells, and how those factors can lead to diseases such as cancer. This work could help researchers develop new therapies to improve gastrointestinal health.

May 25, 2023

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Owiso Makuku MArch ’99, MCP ’99 is helping cities build community. Drawing on her MIT education, the CEO of Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont, explores how use of space can create collective feelings of belonging.

About 14 MIT community members relaxing inside eating lunch and sitting on couches, and smiling for the photo

Via @mit.ixe on Instagram: “Finals lunch success! Good luck to those who still have finals, congrats to our graduates, and to all - have a wonderful summer! Please stay in touch - we are open through the summer as well!”

Chavagnat crouches inside a lab near an open machine, with instruments in the background and a lab work bench with shelves.

PhD candidate Florian Chavagnat seeks to answer fundamental questions about how boiling happens under extreme conditions. What he learns may shape the success of nuclear power plants and extended missions in space.

Onlookers gathered at the site of the interactive Climate Machine art installation, a large box made of screens showing a green and red circle, outside of Kresge

From reuse and recycling to new carbon markets, events during Earth Month at MIT spanned an astonishing range of ideas and approaches to tackling the climate crisis. Here are six ways the MIT community is making a difference on climate right now.

A person, left, looks on as Tiffany Chu, center, signs in as she becomes the chief of staff of Mayor Wu, right.

“I know people don’t always think of city government as the place to go for the best talent,” says Tiffany Chu ’10, chief of staff to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. “But I think we’ve overcome a lot of that, and have built a truly world-class leadership team.”

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A new model can identify all the pixels in an image that represent a given material. This could be used in computer vision to help robots interact with physical objects. “Knowing what material you are interacting with is often quite important,” says Prafull Sharma.

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