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Chemistry Alumnus Arthur Spivack to Co-Chair NASA’S Astrobiolgy Science Conference

Spivack (V SB'80, PhD '86) is currently Professor of Oceanography at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography.

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Researchers reveal the discovery of a new molecule in space

Molecular discoveries allow us to better understand the development of molecular complexity in space during the star formation process.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Nicole Angehrn

Chemistry Graduate Student Nicole Angehrn describes her research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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Messenger RNAs with multiple “tails” could lead to more effective therapeutics

Scientists have engineered long lasting mRNAs that increased therapeutic protein production in cells and animals.

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JoAnne Stubbe Delivers 2024 Davison Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

Stubbe is the Novartis Professor Emerita and the winner of a National Medal of Science.

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A new sensor detects harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water

The technology could offer a cheap, fast way to test for PFAS, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems.

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New exhibits showcase trailblazing MIT women

Materials from MIT’s Distinctive Collections reveal stories of women at the Institute.

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Study unlocks nanoscale secrets for designing next-generation solar cells

The work will help researchers tune surface properties of perovskites, a promising alternative and supplement to silicon, for more efficient photovoltaics.

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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators: First Year Students Make Unique Penicillins

5.301 Laboratory Chemistry Techniques provides undergraduate first year students a lab experience from theory to useful products in antibiotic synthesis.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Davis

Chemistry Graduate Student Ashton Davis describes his research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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Moungi Bawendi delivers Nobel Lecture to the MIT Community

On Thursday, February 8, members of the MIT Community and alumni were treated to a lecture by 2023 Nobel Laureate Professor Moungi Bawendi.

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Dr. Jill Alty brings to life a new conference to showcase polymer research by women

The inaugural Polymer Women Empowerment & Research (PoWER) conference will be held at Northwestern University from July 11-12, 2024.

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Performance art and science collide as students experience “Blue Man Group”

Students from Course 5.111 were treated to a performance that brought to life the chemical structures and crystal field theory concepts covered in class.

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