iCampus Selects Final Recipients of Funding

By Benjamin P. Gleitzman ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR In its last year of funding, projects funded by iCampus, a $25 million partnership between MIT and Microsoft Research, are going international. If OpenAfrica, a project by Mohamed A. Haji ’06 is successful, more students in Africa may have the chance to take the SAT’s and apply to […]

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The 50 Best Robots Ever

“They’re exploring the deep sea and distant planets. They’re saving lives in the operating room and on the battlefield. They’re transforming factory floors and filmmaking. They’re – oh c’mon, they’re just plain cool!…” Read More Wired Magazome, Issue 14.01 – January 2006.

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Visualizing Cultures wins NEH award

The iCampus project, Visualizing Cultures, was informed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that its website Black Ships & Samurai (http://blackshipsandsamurai.com) has been selected for inclusion on EDSITEment (http://edsitement.neh.gov) as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities. EDSITEment, a partnership with NEH, the National Trust for the Humanities and […]

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Command performances: Controlling organisms withbiological circuits, opens up a world of possibilities and dangers

Leaders in the field convened the intercollegiate Genetically Engineered Machine, or iGEM, competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge last month… Read More San Diego Union Tribune – United States, December 14, 2005

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Students race bacteria in MIT competition

When thinking of a relay race, the first thing that comes to mind is a swim meet or a track and field event. But for the students of the 2005 iGEM project, what comes to mind is E. coli….” Read More Penn State Digital Collegian – University Park, PA, USA, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005

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Davidson Students Are Standouts at MIT Synthetic Biology Competition

Six Davidson students claimed standout status this fall as the only liberal arts undergraduates to present their work at the Intercollegiate Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)….” Read More Collegenews.org – Washington, D.C., USA, DAVIDSON, N.C., November 29, 2005

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Foundations for engineering biology

Foundational technologies that make routine the engineering of biology are needed. Vibrant, open research communities and strategic leadership are necessary to ensure that the development and application of biological technologies remains overwhelmingly constructive. Please complete one of the following projects in the next hour… Read More Nature – Reviews, Vol 438| November 25, 2005

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Developing Future Leaders (Harel Williams, Domeview presentation)

“The MIT Leadership Center features short presentations from 4 students whose work exemplifies leadership on a global scale. Afterwards, Flowers discusses the need to cultivate students who are both technologically literate and philosophically grounded.” MITWorld, volume 5 | number 11 | November 23, 2005

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iGEM 2005: Synthetic Biology’s Future

Before plunging too deeply into iGEM 2005 – the intercollegiate Genetically Engineered Machine competition, held at MIT last weekend, consider a few of the awards: Best Use of Transmogrified Smiley Faces (Caltech), Best Confession (U Texas), Most Modest Goal (MIT), Best Uniform (University of Cambridge, U.K.) My favorite was Best “Hail Mary” Cloning (Oklahoma).” Read […]

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Teams gather for genetic engineering competition

Deborah Halber, News Office Correspondent November 3, 2005 More than 150 students and instructors from 13 universities across North America and Europe will convene at MIT this weekend to unveil their biological designs at the 2005 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The teams worked all summer to design and build engineered biological systems using […]

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