Back in March of 2020, universities and academic labs across the world were forced to cease operations and ramp down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a way, our group was uniquely equipped for this unprecedented situation. Learn about our experiences.
It can be easy to focus on the negative. Instead, I feel that it’s important to teach my students—the scientists who will address tomorrow’s needs—to find joy in frustrations and turn them into an elegant response. In our case, that response is a Media Lab lobby exhibit that blends media, art, and science: The Bees of Science. Learn about our experiences.
Right before departing from my postdoctoral studies at MIT’s Koch Institute, I had one of my shortest—yet most memorable—meetings with my postdoctoral advisor, Dr. Bob Langer: Me: Dr. Langer, what should I do to be a good mentor like you? Dr. Langer: There is no equation; just follow your heart. Keeping this short yet deep advice in mind, I have kept working on my dream projects while mentoring amazing young minds at the MIT Media Lab: the UROPs.