Archives for 2002

StudioMIT: A Digital Academic Village

“Compare a crowded urban mall and a crowded college campus. The mall has designer clothes, the smell of fast food, and roving groups of young people. The campus has classrooms, the smell of fast food, and roving groups of young people…”

Micronews, Microsoft Research Current Research, April 2002

Original Link: http://research.microsoft.com/features/StudioMIT.asp (No longer active)

Sensors atop flagpole measure movement

“On a breezy day, a flag can take a real beating as it blows around at the top of a flagpole. Now there’s a way to know just what conditions are like on that pole, thanks to a project that placed sensors at the top of one campus flagpole to transmit data to a web site in real time…”

Tech Talk, April 3, 2002

Original Link: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/2002/apr03/flagpole.html (No longer active)

iLab: A High-Tech Learning Solution

“Jesus del Alamo, a professor at MIT, is a rare resource. He’s a natural teacher who gets excited about finding new ways for his students to learn. Now he has the resources to help students learn about microelectronics from anywhere in the world via the Web …”

Micronews, Microsoft Research Current Research, March 2002

Original Link: http://research.microsoft.com/features/ilab_MIT.asp (o longer active)

The Future Comes Apace: MIT and MSR Play with Shakespeare

“Shakespeare’s word processing program was an ink well, his keyboard was a quill and his save button was a hand full of sand. Even with these limited tools, his detractors accused him of producing plays too quickly…”

Micronews, Microsoft Research Current Research, February 2002

Original Link: http://research.microsoft.com/features/shakespeare.asp (No longer active)

iCampus gives $60K grants to six students for spring projects

“The iCampus program, a research collaboration between MIT and Microsoft now in its third semester, has funded six new student projects for the spring. The program has funded 28 projects to date…”

Tech Talk, January 9, 2002

Original Link: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/2002/jan09/icampus.html (No longer active)

iCampus: The Education Revolution

“MSR-MIT Project Shows How Web Services Can Help Teach; A strategic Partnership between Microsoft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called iCampus has become a driving force in transforming higher education with technology….”

Micronews, Microsoft Research Current Research, January 2002

Original Link: http://research.microsoft.com/features/icampus_overview.asp (No longer active)