MIT is an elite private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the Boston Area. Mens et Manus, which means – Mind and Hand, is the thought-provoking motto of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Established in 1861, MIT aims to further knowledge and prepare students in science, technology, and other fields of study that will best benefit the nation and the world today.
The Institute also incorporates several major off-campus
facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the
Haystack Observatory, together with affiliated laboratories such as the Broad
and Whitehead Institutes. In 1865, 4 years after the endorsement of its
founding charter, the Institute admitted its first student, and little after in
1871, admitted its first woman student.
During its sanctioning in 1861, MIT was formerly a small
community of problem-solvers and science enthusiasts excited to bring their
knowledge to endure the world.
Under the supervision of the president Karl T.Compton,
the institute developed from a highly appreciated professional school into an
internationally recognized hub for scientific and technical research.
Today, MIT has attained success in an educational
Leviathan with more than 1,000 diligent faculty members, who work hard for
developing the future of more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students
like advisors, trainers, and coaches. There are 30 departments in 5 schools at
MIT, pioneering innovative ways of learning for the students. The MIT is a
lodestone for enthusiastic, ambitious, extraordinary, and creative mastermind
attempting to build their academic intelligence with brilliant research and
groundbreaking learning opportunities.
Its been ranked first in the QS World University Rankings
for seven years back to back and has presently scored another string to its bow
by advancing Stanford to prioritize in the world in the QS Graduate
Employability Rankings 2019.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Notable Alumni
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni embody
students who studied as a graduate or undergraduate students at MIT’s School of
Engineering; School of Science, MIT Sloan School of Management, School of
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, as
well as Whitaker College of Health Sciences.
From that time, there are more than 120,000 alumni, both
living or dead, so the list can never be complete. Few of them are famous MIT
alumni with a remarkable indication of the reasons how they are notable in the
world at large. All MIT degrees earned through academic achievement in that MIT
has never awarded honorary degrees in any form.
Ben Bernanke – He is notable alumni from MIT and was the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. , who earned his Ph.D. degree in economics at MIT in 1979. He wrote a thesis entitled Long-term Commitments, Dynamic Optimization, and the Business Cycle. He also served as the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2005 through 2006.
Buzz Aldrin – He is an American engineer and former astronaut. Buzz achieved a doctorate in astronautics from MIT in 1963. He was the second person to step on Moon. He stepped on the Moon at 03:15:16, on July 21, 1969, after mission commander Neil Armstrong. His dissertation titled “Line-of-sight Guidance Techniques for Manned Orbital Rendezvous.” He is a former U.S. Air Force officer with the Command Pilot rating and recently showed participation in a manned mission to Mars and colonization regarding the planet by 2040.
Kofi Annan – He earned his Masters of Science from the Sloan Fellows program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1972. He was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006 and awarded by a Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 along with the UN for “their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” He also founded the Kofi Annan Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization that runs to encourage better international governance and strengthen the abilities of people and countries to achieve a brighter, fairer, and more peaceful world.
Salman Khan – He is an MIT graduate who went out into the world and made a name for himself in business and within the film industry. Besides, being one of the most famous actors in Bollywood, he is also the founder of a non-profit charity organization. Along with it, he is making large donations to worthy causes with the fortunes he has earned.
Amar Bose – He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1951, a master’s in 1952, and a doctorate in 1956 from MIT. Later he was asked to join the faculty at MIT, where he taught until 2001. He founded the Bose Corporation, which provides high-end audio systems and accessories. The company progressed to turn into one of the most reputable brands in the audio sector of the electronics industry. He also served as the chairman of the company, which gave goods and technology for NASA and other US government businesses and supplying these products for local sales to the public.
Andrea Wong – The President of International Production at Sony Pictures Television, she is a graduate of MIT in 1988 with a degree in electrical engineering. She is the chief of the oversight of the international end of the company’s television operations. Presently, the president of Sony Pictures Television and the International president of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In her SPT status, she manages the studio’s international television production business – including 18 owned and joint-venture production companies around the world.
Robin Chase – He is another notable alum of MIT, who earned his degree at the school. She went out into the business world and developed her own business called Zipcar. She served as the CEO of the business until 2003 when it was time for her to found a new company called Buzzcar. She is the author of a book called “Peers Inc,” which deals in a collaborative economy.
Bill Hewlett – Bill Hewlett was an American engineer and the co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company with David Packard. He was born in 1913 and earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering during 1936 from MIT. Bill remained the president of HP from 1964 to 1977 and served as CEO from 1968 to 1978. He was involved in the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame.
Richard Feynman – He studied ‘Introduction to Theoretical Physics’ in his second year at MIT, an advanced course intended for postgraduate students, and graduated in 1939. He was an American physicist and recognized for his performance in the path-integral composition of quantum mechanics, the electrodynamics theory, and the superfluidity of liquid helium, also in particle physics accordingly he proposed the parton model. For his contributions, in the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, collectively with Julian Schwinger and Shin’ichirō Tomonaga, awarded the Nobel prize in Physics in 1965.
Shirley Ann Jackson – She received her Ph.D. degree from MIT and continued to work at the Fermilab company. She is the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She designated the European Organization for Nuclear Research, located in Switzerland as a visiting science associate. She also served as a Bell Telephone laboratories technical researchers working with ceramic materials to determine their capacity as superconductors of electricity. She also served as a New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology member and was appointed as a Rutgers University professor.