MIT economist Daron Acemoglu has won this year’s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Economics, Finance, and Management, in honor of his prolific research contributions. Congratulations!

Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
"The move to clean energy is imperative. In the long run, that transition will create more jobs than it destroys." — Maria Zuber, vice president for research

Opinion | How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities
Engineers in MIT IMES have found that a dietary supplement could be useful in treating obstructive sleep apnea in certain patients.

A possible new approach to stopping obstructive sleep apnea
Trivia queen! Congrats to MIT senior Lilly Chin, who just won the 2017 Jeopardy! College Championship and a $100K grand prize.

MIT Senior Lilly Chin wins “Jeopardy!” College Championship
New Worlds, New Discoveries: A major leap in the search for life beyond our solar system

Speakers: Julien de Wit, postdoc in MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Michaël Gillon, principal investigator of the SPECULOOS and TRAPPIST exoplanet searches, research scientist at the STAR Institute of the University of Liège, Belgium.
“When I am a physician or a surgeon, I want to be in a teaching hospital, [to help] others become who they want to be.” —Hermoon Worku, Class of 2017

Future physician-advocate
Take a peek inside an MIT class with the feel and vibe of a hardware startup. The creativity, deadlines, teamwork, and passion are all here — and very real. #eweek2017 Learn more: [ Link ]

Video: MIT Mechanical Engineering
MIT senior Lilly Chin has rolled into the Jeopardy! College Championship finals, which begin tonight. Go, Lilly! Video: [ Link ]
We aim to inspire the engineers of tomorrow. Get to know our hands-on summer program for high school girls: [ Link ] #GirlDay2017
MIT startup Sistine Solar creates custom solar panels designed to mimic home facades and other environments, with aims of enticing more homeowners to install photovoltaic systems.

Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs
Astronomy news: Scientists from MIT and elsewhere have discovered seven Earth-sized planets around the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. Might life exist on one or more?

3Q: Julien de Wit on the discovery of seven temperate, nearby worlds
Footwear developed at MIT converts human walking energy into portable electric power. #eweek2017

Video: MIT Mechanical Engineering
Pioneering carbon scientist Mildred “Millie” Dresselhaus, a beloved figure at MIT and around the world, has died.

Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in the electronic properties of materials, dies at 86
"In theater, as in the STEM disciplines, we imagine the impossible and try to make that possible." —MIT assistant professor of theater Charlotte Brathwaite

The world as we think the world should be
Many scientists are pursuing ways to treat disease by delivering DNA or RNA that can turn a gene on or off. However, a major obstacle to progress in this field has been finding ways to safely deliver that genetic material to the correct cells.

Nanoparticle screen could speed up drug development
This week, MIT Professor Eric Lander gave the annual Killian Lecture on progress in human genomics. Lander won the Killian Award for his contributions to the rapid growth of this field, and for accomplishments in teaching and science policy.

Chronicling the rapid pace of genomics
City Design and Development The Joint Program in City Design and Development (CDD) is an academic and research program concerned with shaping and designing the built and natural environment of cities and suburban territories.

Overview | MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Quantum entanglement, which Einstein once skeptically viewed as “spooky action at a distance,” is, in fact, real.

Stars align in test supporting “spooky action at a distance”
MIT's 2017 diversity luncheon in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. featured NASA Goddard Space Flight Center mission manager Aprille Joy Ericsson ’86, who noted that inclusion of women and minorities in STEM fields is "imperative."

“Discrimination affects us all”
A new exhibit at MIT dives into the long history of Chinese students at the Institute.

3 Questions: Emma Teng on “China Comes to Tech”