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161. MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)The Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in advancing the frontiers of nuclear Science and engineering and in developing applications of nuclear technology for the benefit of society and the environment. We prepare our students to make contributions to the scientific fundamentals of our field; to the development and engineering of nuclear systems for energy generation, security, health care, and other applications; and to the integration of nuclear systems into society and the natural environment.
162. MIT EAPS - Research CentersThese research centers are formal groupings of faculty that perform interdisciplinary work. Drawing upon the interests and expertise of scientists and engineers from several MIT departments, these collaborations afford a wide array of opportunities for both students and faculty. The research centers foster the scientific perspectives that will inform perceptions about the future of the Earth, its oceans and atmosphere, and other planetary systems. The list below includes both independent centers and those within EAPS.
163. MIT EconomicsThe MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students. The Department’s distinguished scholars have received numerous awards, including four Nobel Prizes (Peter Diamond, the late Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, and the late Franco Modigliani), and many are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. Many faculty members have served in various elected offices of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society.
The Department offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study and research. The MIT Economics Department is one of the world’s preeminent economic research and teaching institutions. It is one of the leaders, if not the leader, in graduate training, and it offers the most rigorous undergraduate economics education at any U.S. college or university. The Department is intellectually healthy. New ideas and new directions in economic research are being developed and pursued with vigor. The faculty is strong. Both undergraduate and graduate students are actively engaged in learning and research. The Department attracts a very large undergraduate student enrollment. During the 2009-2010 academic year, 2072 undergraduates enrolled in economics courses, 143 undergraduates were majoring in economics, 114 were minoring in economics, and another 293 took economics as a concentration. Many undergraduate majors, as well as students from other departments at MIT, participated in research projects supervised by the economics faculty.
164. MIT Engineering Systems DivisionESD aims to solve complex engineering systems problems by integrating approaches based on engineering, management, and social Sciences—using new framing and modeling methodologies. ESD seeks to facilitate the beneficial application of engineering systems principles and properties by expanding the set of problems addressed by engineers, and to position its graduates as leaders in tackling society’s challenges.
165. MIT Political ScienceTackling the big questions.
Societies in all regions of the world face unprecedented challenges. Globalization and economic uncertainty, immigration, asymmetric security threats, energy dependence and the environment, health care, poverty, and polarization of electorates are among the issues testing our understanding of how human communities function.
In the MIT Department of Political Science, we see in these challenges the opportunity to conduct innovative, high-impact research. We believe that the strongest theoretical models emerge through observations in the field. From voting booths in the U.S. to the villages of Afghanistan to the factory floors of China, our goal is to advance the dialogue of political Science by comparing empirical phenomena with scholarly insights into how societies work. In the process, we are developing alternative uses for existing methodologies and inventing new ones.
Here are a few of the issues we are grappling with:
• What factors are most influential in determining a voter's choice of candidate?
• Why do citizens comply with government regulations in non-democratic societies?
• How can great external powers influence the outcomes of civil conflicts?
• How do current survey and polling methodologies skew the resulting data?
• Which industrial policies promote just supply chains, innovation, and job growth?
• What are the organizational patterns of opposition groups in conflict zones?
166. MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social SciencesMIT SHASS is home to research that has a global impact, and to superb graduate programs, all recognized as among the finest in the world. With 20+ areas of inquiry, the School's portfolio is vast-ranging from international studies to musicology, economics and global poverty relief to history, litearture, anthropology, political Science and security studies, new media, linguistics and philosophy.
167. MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social SciencesHistory at MIT brings together outstanding scholarship, teaching, and public engagement. We teach a wide array of undergraduate subjects, help to train a talented cohort of graduate students in the History, Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) doctoral program, publish prize-winning monographs and essays that are grounded in deep archival research and employ cutting-edge methodologies, and reach out to public audiences around the world. History especially seeks to give MIT students a full educational experience that will prepare them to be active members of their local communities and an increasingly global society. In all of these activities we are committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence that has made MIT an important engine of knowledge production and distribution in the humanities and social Sciences.
168. MIT School of ScienceThe School of Science is an amazing enterprise. With approximately 300 faculty members, 1200 graduate students, 1000 undergraduate majors and similarly large numbers of postdoctoral researchers and research staff, it is large enough to carry out research at the frontiers in every field of Science. Our faculty members have won 16 Nobel Prizes and our alumni have won 16 Nobel prizes; most of these have come in the past 20 years. The six departments in the School are consistently rated among the best in the world.
Some members of our community study deep philosophical questions: What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, which make up 95% of the content of our universe? How does our brain-a complex system of interconnected neurons, give rise to our mind-our consciousness and ability to learn?
Other faculty members study problems that have obvious practical implications: How does global warming increase the intensity of hurricanes? Can we make adult stem cells capable of generating any cells in the body, so that we could replace cells damaged by disease without using embryos?
Thus, the School is a magnificent generator of new knowledge. However, among the great research universities, MIT is unique in having a School of Science that is deeply committed to education. MIT provides each of its undergraduates with an understanding of the basic elements of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, and our Science faculty are devoted to doing this well. Some of our most famous faculty members, even a few with Nobel Prizes, are also some of the best teachers of our freshman subjects.
Our Science majors are provided with the very best introduction to their chosen field, as well as the opportunity to participate in forefront research, so if they decide to pursue graduate studies, they are superbly prepared. On the other hand an education in Science prepares one for many careers. Students with bachelor's degrees in Science often go on to medical school, law school, business school, and other professional schools including engineering.
Some of our graduate students have pursued distinguished careers in research and education. However, others enjoy equally satisfying careers in business, industry, and government. Many combine their PhD degrees in Science with medical, law, or business degrees and are uniquely prepared to make creative contributions to the modern world.
169. MIT Writing and Humanistic StudiesThe MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques, forms, and traditions of several kinds of writing, from basic expository prose to more advanced forms of non-fictional prose, fiction and poetry, Science writing, scientific and technical communication and digital media. Our faculty consists of novelists, essayists, poets, translators, biographers, historians, engineers and scientists.
Program subjects are arranged by three areas: creative writing, Science writing and digital media. In each area introductory subjects lead to more specialized advanced subjects. A number of the advanced subjects use writing as a vehicle to explore humanistic and scientific issues in a broad cultural context.
Students pursuing a humanities concentration in writing or a minor in writing work mainly within one of the Program's three curricular areas. Students may also major in writing or develop a joint major with another discipline in the humanities or with the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
170. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in Science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve Science literacy.