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Students in HST class collaborate to help blind boater sail solo

Four seniors in the Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology (PPAT) program, led by IMES Senior Lecturer Julie Greenberg, designed an audible device to help an MIT employee navigate on the water. This fall, a team of four students in MIT’s course 6.811 (Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology, or…

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3Q: Eric Alm on the mysteries of the microbiome

Eric Alm is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and biological engineering at MIT and co-director of the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics. He also serves on the board of directors for the non-profit stool bank, OpenBiome, and clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Finch Therapeutics. His work focuses on understanding and engineering the…

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