Combining our historic strength in engineering and our newer strengths in biology and the brain and cognitive sciences, we are already opening unprecedented opportunities for educational innovation, invention and discovery. Geographically and intellectually, we are bringing together our computer scientists and life scientists, our linguists, philosophers and engineers. And we are already seeing a torrent of new collaborations, insights and results.
Second area is Energy and the Environment, some thing that TechPolicy writers take very seriously.
Tackling the problems that energy and the environment present will require contributions from all of our departments and schools. Many MIT faculty are working already on new routes to renewable and sustainable energy. We need to advance this scientific and engineering work, while focusing our efforts and magnifying their impact, through our world-class expertise in economics, architecture and urban planning, political science and management.
To this end, we have begun working with the faculty to develop a major new Institute-wide initiative on energy. This initiative will foster new research in science and technology aimed at increasing the energy supply and bringing scientists, engineers and social scientists together to envision the best energy policies for the future.
More information on the inauguration can be found here.