Since its move to Cambridge, the Institute continued to establish itself as one of the world’s top universities and its alumni and faculty have tackled society’s most pressing challenges. Earlier this year, as part of MIT’s campus centennial celebration, the Institute hosted the symposium, “Beyond 2016: MIT’s Frontiers of the Future.”
In this Slice of MIT podcast, you’ll hear a selection of the faculty presentations that took place at the symposium. Learn how solar power is creating more drinkable water in rural India; how texting is helping transform Kenya’s financial system; how cities can help solve climate change; and how mucus is solving global health problems.
Featuring (in chronological order):
Amos Winter SM ’05, PhD ’10 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Director, Global Engineering and Research Lab Emerging Markets Drive Global Solutions
Yasheng Huang Associate Dean for International Programs and Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor of Global Economics and Management Rethinking China's Growth Model
Tavneet Suri Associate Professor of Applied Economics MIT Sloan School of Management Scientific Director, Africa, J-PAL Mobile Technologies and Financial Inclusion in Africa
Professor Katharina Ribbeck Eugene Bell Career Development Professor of Tissue Engineering Department of Biological Engineering Where the Wild Things Will Be (in 100 Years)
Heidi Williams Assistant Professor Department of Economics Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard What Inventions Are We Missing?
John Fernandez ’85 Professor of Building Technology, Dept. of Architecture Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Cities of a New Future
Music: "Inspired," “Call to Adventure,” “Cut and Run,” “Space Fighter Loop,” “Backed Vibes Clean,” and “Floating Cities” All songs by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0