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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    and development center FFRDC in Lexington Massachusetts All research support received by MIT faculty and research staff from federal sources is awarded competitively based on the scientific and technical merit of proposals These numbers represent expenditures by primary originating sponsor Federal totals include funding that is passed through other sources universities etc Campus Research Expenditures by Primary Sponsor for FY2015 in thousands of U S dollars Department of Defense 125

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    2016 refers to the 2015 2016 school year Undergraduate and most Graduate Student Activity fee Sloan School of Management Master s Program AY Tuition increase Tuition increase 2016 46 400 3 79 304 65 750 3 14 2015 44 720 3 49 296 63 750 3 76 2014 43 210 3 45 288 61 440 5 57 2013 41 770 3 24 280 58 200 10 02 2012 40 460 3 90 272 52 900 4 49 2011 38 940 3 81 272 50 625 3 48 2010 37 510 3 79 272 48 922 4 01 2009 36 140 4 00 250 47 034 5 01 2008 34 750 4 04 236 44 792 4 57 2007 33 400 4 05 200 42 834 6 97 2006 32 100 4 90 200 40 044 8 08 2005 30 600 4 08 200 37 050 6 53 2004 29 400 4 89 200 34 780 7 11 2003 28 030 3 97 200 32 470 4 07 2002 26 960 3 49 0 31 200 4 49 2001 26 050 4 20 0 29 860 5 89 2000 25 000 3 95 0 28 200 4 06 Note Sloan School

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    most course requirements at their job sites through interactive distance learning 1995 MIT s Political Science Department establishes the Washington Summer Internship Program to provide undergraduates the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical training to public policy issues 1997 The MIT Germany Program is created within MISTI to send MIT students to Germany for internships 1998 MIT teams up with Singapore s two leading research universities to create a global model for long distance engineering education and research This large scale experiment the first truly global collaboration in graduate engineering education and research is a model for today s distance education 1998 MIT India Program is created within MISTI to send MIT students to India for internships 1998 The Division of Bioengineering Environmental Health BEH begins operation with the mission of fostering MIT education and research fusing engineering with biology 1998 The School of Engineering establishes the Engineering Systems Division ESD focused on the development of new approaches frameworks and theories to better understand engineering systems behavior and design 1999 MIT Italy Program is created within MISTI to send MIT students to Italy for internships 1999 The University of Cambridge and MIT establish the Cambridge MIT Institute whose programs include student and faculty exchanges an integrated research program professional practice education and a national competitiveness network in Britain 1999 MIT establishes the Society of Presidential Fellows to honor the most outstanding students worldwide entering the Institute s graduate programs With gifts provided by lead donors presidential fellows are awarded fellowships that fund first year tuition and living expenses 2000 MIT Faculty approve the Communication Requirement CR which went into effect for the Class of 2005 The CR integrates substantial instruction and practice in writing and speaking into all four years and across all parts of MIT s undergraduate program Students participate regularly in activities designed to develop both general and technical communication skills 2001 Studio Physics is introduced to teach freshman physics Incorporating a highly collaborative hands on environment that uses networked laptops and desktop experiments the new curriculum lets students work directly with complicated and unfamiliar concepts as their professors introduce them 2001 MIT launches OpenCourseWare a program that makes materials for nearly all of its courses freely available on the web and serves as a model for sharing knowledge to benefit all humankind 2001 The MIT France Program is created within MISTI to send MIT students to France for internships and enhance research collaboration between faculty at MIT and in France through the MIT France Seed Fund 2001 MIT establishes WebLab a microelectronics teaching laboratory that allows students to interact remotely on the Web with transistors and other microelectronics devices anywhere and at any time 2001 MIT s Earth System Initiative launches Terrascope a freshman course in which students work in teams to solve complex earth sciences problems Bringing together physics mathematics chemistry biology management and communications the course has enabled students to devise strategies for preserving tropical rainforests understand the costs and the benefits of oil

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    of the metathesis the process of cutting carbon carbon double bonds in half and constructing new ones Richard Schrock devises a catalyst that greatly speeds up the reaction consumes less energy and produces less waste A process based on his discovery is now in widespread use for efficient and more environmentally friendly production of important pharmaceuticals fuels synthetic fibers and many other products Schrock shares the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his breakthrough 1991 Cleveland heart doctors begin clinical trials of a laser catheter system for microsurgery on the arteries that is largely the work of Michael Feld and his MIT associates 1992 The Lincoln Laboratory Microelectronics Laboratory becomes operational It is a 70 000 sq ft state of the art semiconductor research and fabrication facility supporting a wide range of programs flight quality gigapixel charge coupled device CCD imager focal planes photon counting avalanche photodiode arrays and niobium based superconducting circuits to name a few The Microelectronics Laboratory also supports advanced packaging with a precision multichip module technology and an advanced three dimensional circuit stacking technology 1993 H Robert Horvitz together with scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital discover an association between a gene mutation and the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Lou Gehrig s disease 1993 David Housman joins colleagues at other institutions in announcing a successful end to the long search for the genetic defect linked with Huntington s disease 1993 Alexander Rich and postdoctoral fellow Shuguang Zhang report the discovery of a small protein fragment that spontaneously forms into membranes This research will lead to advances in drug development biomedical research and the understanding of Alzheimer s and other diseases 1993 The Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS is deployed TCAS reduces midair collisions by sensing nearby aircraft and issuing an advisory to the pilot Lincoln Laboratory developed the surveillance technology used by TCAS and built and flight tested the TCAS prototype Now mandated on all large transport aircraft TCAS has been in operation for over a decade and has been credited with preventing several catastrophic accidents 1994 MIT engineers develop a robot that can learn exercises from a physical therapist guide a patient through them and for the first time record biomedical data on the patient s condition and progress 1995 The Advanced Land Imager ALI is developed at Lincoln Laboratory to validate new technologies that 1 could be utilized in future land observing satellites and 2 would reduce mass size and power consumption while improving instrument sensitivity and image resolution 1995 Scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT create a map of the human genome and begin the final phase of the Human Genome Project This powerful map contains more than 15 000 distinct markers and covers virtually all of the human genome 1996 A group of scientists at MIT s Center for Learning and Memory led by Matthew Wilson and Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa use new genetic and multiple cell monitoring technologies to demonstrate how animals form memory about new environments 1997 MIT physicists create the first atom laser a device that is analogous to an optical laser but emits atoms instead of light The resulting beam can be focused to a pinpoint or made to travel long distances with minimal spreading 1998 MIT biologists led by Leonard Guarente identify a mechanism of aging in yeast cells that suggests researchers may one day be able to intervene in and possibly inhibit the aging process in certain human cells 1998 Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research LINEAR is developed by Lincoln Laboratory to detect and catalogue near Earth asteroids NEAs that may threaten Earth Applying technology originally developed for the surveillance of Earth orbiting satellites LINEAR uses two ground based electro optical deep space surveillance telescopes 1998 An interdisciplinary team of MIT researchers led by Yoel Fink and Edwin L Thomas invent the perfect mirror which offers radical new ways of directing and manipulating light Potential applications range from a flexible light guide that can illuminate specific internal organs during surgery to new devices for optical communications 1999 Michael Cima Robert Langer and graduate student John Santini report the first microchip that can store and release chemicals on demand Among its potential applications is a pharmacy that could be swallowed or implanted under the skin and programmed to deliver precise drug dosages at specific times 1999 Alexander Rich leads a team of researchers in the discovery that left handed DNA also known as Z DNA is critical for the creation of important brain chemicals Having first produced Z DNA synthetically in 1979 Rich succeeds in identifying it in nature in 1981 He also discovers its first biological role and receives the National Medal of Science for this pioneering work in 1995 2000 Scientists at the Whitehead Institute MIT Center for Genome Research and their collaborators announce the completion of the Human Genome Project Providing about a third of all the sequences assembled the Center was the single largest contributor to this international enterprise 2000 Researchers develop a device that uses ultrasound to extract a number of important molecules noninvasively and painlessly through the skin They expect that the first application will be a portable device for noninvasive glucose monitoring for diabetics 2000 Researchers from the MIT Sloan School of Management launch the Social and Economic Explorations of Information Technology SeeIT Project the first empirical study of the effects of information technology IT on organizational and work practices Examining IT s relationship to changes in these models SeeIT provides practical data for understanding and evaluating IT s business and economic effects which will enable us to take full advantage of its opportunities and better control its risks 2001 In a step toward creating energy from sunlight as plants do Daniel Nocera and a team of researchers invent a compound that with the help of a catalyst and energy from light produces hydrogen 2002 MIT researchers create the first acrobatic robotic bird a small highly agile helicopter for military use in mountain and urban combat 2002 2005 Scientists at MIT the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Broad Institute complete the genomes of the mouse the dog and four strains of phytoplankton photosynthetic organisms that are critical for the regulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide They also identify the genes required to create a zebrafish embryo In collaboration with scientists from other institutions they map the genomes of chimpanzees humans closest genetic relative and the smallest known vertebrate the puffer fish 2003 Enhanced Regional Situation Awareness ERSA system is developed by Lincoln Laboratory for the U S Air Force to provide improved defense of the airspace surrounding the National Capital Region NCR ERSA capabilities have improved airspace surveillance threat assessment and decision support distribution of a common air picture to multiple agencies and new ways to respond to aircraft violating the NCR airspace 2003 MIT scientists cool a sodium gas to the lowest temperature ever recorded a half a billionth of a degree above absolute zero Studying these ultra low temperature gases will provide valuable insights into the basic physics of matter and by facilitating the development of better atomic clocks and sensors for gravity and rotation they also could lead to vast improvements in precision measurements 2004 MIT s Levitated Dipole Experiment a collaboration among scientists at MIT and Columbia generates a strong dipole magnetic field that enables them to experiment with plasma fusion the source of energy that powers the sun and stars with the goal of producing it on Earth Because the hydrogen that fuels plasma fusion is practically limitless and the energy it produces is clean and doesn t contribute to global warming fusion power will be of enormous benefit to humankind and to earth systems in general 2004 A team led by neuroscientist Mark Bear illuminates the molecular mechanisms underlying Fragile X Syndrome and shows that it might be possible to develop drugs that treat the symptoms of this leading known inherited cause of mental retardation whose effects range from mild learning disabilities to severe autism 2004 Shuguang Zhang Marc A Baldo and recent graduate Patrick Kiley first figure out how to stabilize spinach proteins which like all plants produce energy when exposed to light so they can survive without water and salt Then they devise a way to attach them to a piece of glass coated with a thin layer of gold The resulting spinach based solar cell the world s first solid state photosynthetic solar cell has the potential to power laptops and cell phones with sunlight 2005 MIT physicists led by Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle create a new type of matter a gas of atoms that shows high temperature superfluidity 2005 Vladimir Bulovic and Tim Swager develop lasing sensors based on a semiconducting polymer that is able to detect the presence of TNT vapor subparts per billion concentrations 2006 MIT launches the MIT Energy Initiative MITEI to address world energy problems Led by Ernest J Moniz and Robert C Armstrong MITEI coordinates energy research education campus energy management and outreach activities across the Institute 2007 Rudolf Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research conducts the first proof of principle experiment of the therapeutic potential of induced pluripotent stem cells iPS cells using iPS cells reprogrammed from mouse skin cells to cure a mouse model of human sickle cell anemia Jaenisch would then use a similar approach to treat a model of Parkinson s disease in rats 2007 Marin Soljači and his colleagues develop a new form of wireless power transmission they call WITricity It is based on a strongly coupled magnetic resonance and can be used to transfer power over distances of a few meters with high efficiency The technique could be used commercially to wirelessly power laptops cell phones and other devices 2007 David H Koch 62 SM 63 gives MIT 100 million to create the David H Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research The Koch Institute opens in 2011 It brings together molecular geneticists cell biologists and engineers in a unique multi disciplinary approach to cancer research 2007 Tim Jamison discovers that cascades of epoxide opening reactions that were long thought to be impossible can very rapidly assemble the Red Tide marine toxins when they are induced by water Such processes may be emulating how these toxins are made in nature and may lead to a better understanding of what causes devastating Red Tide phenomena These methods also open up an environmentally green synthesis of new classes of complex highly biologically active compounds 2007 MIT mathematicians form part of a group of 18 mathematicians from the U S and Europe that maps one of the most complicated structures ever studied the exceptional Lie group E8 The answer to the calculation if written would cover an area the size of Manhattan The resulting atlas has applications in the fields of string theory and geometry 2008 Mriganka Sur s laboratory discovers that astrocytes star shaped cells in the brain that are as numerous as neurons form the basis for functioning brain imaging Using ultra high resolution imaging in the intact brain they demonstrate that astrocytes regulate blood flow to active brain regions by linking neurons to brain capillaries 2008 A team led by Marc A Baldo designs a solar concentrator that focuses light at the edges of a solar power cell The technology can increase the efficiency of solar panels by up to 50 percent substantially reducing the cost of generating solar electricity 2008 Daniel Nocera creates a chemical catalyst that hurdles one of the obstacles to widespread use of solar power the difficulty of storing energy from the sun The ca talyst which is cheap and easy to make uses the energy from sunlight to separate the hydrogen and oxygen molecules in water The hydrogen can then be burned or used to power an electric fuel cell 2009 Lincoln Laboratory building on its expertise in sensors and architectures develops and demonstrates the Lincoln Distributed Disaster Response System which enables information from airborne platforms distributed weather stations GPS enabled devices and other sources to be shared by responders at the emergency command centers and by those equipped with ruggedized laptops at the front lines The system design initially focuses on fighting a large scale fire but is also applicable for any large scale disaster response 2009 A team of MIT researchers led by Angela Belcher reports that it is able to genetically engineer viruses to produce both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium ion battery The battery has the same energy capacity as those being considered for use in hybrid cars but is produced using a cheaper less environmentally hazardous process MIT President Susan Hockfield presents a prototype battery to President Barack Obama at a press briefing at the White House 2009 Researchers at MIT s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory show for the first time that multiple interacting genetic risk factors may influence the severity of autism symptoms The finding could lead to therapies and diagnostic tools that target the interacting genes 2009 Gerbrand Ceder and graduate student Byoungwoo Kang develop a new way to manufacture the material used in lithium ion batteries that allows ultrafast charging and discharging The new method creates a surface structure that allows lithium ions to move rapidly around the outside of the battery Batteries built using the new method could take seconds rather than the now standard hours to charge 2009 Li Huei Tsai s laboratory describes mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer s disease and propose that inhibition of histone deacetylases is therapeutic for degenerative disorders of learning and memory Her laboratory also discovers the mechanisms of action of the gene Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 and demonstrates why drugs such as lithium are effective in certain instances of schizophrenia This research opens up pathways to discovering novel classes of drugs for devastating neuropsychiatric conditions 2010 A new approach to desalination is being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea that could lead to small portable desalination units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries and could deliver enough fresh water to supply the needs of a family or small village As an added bonus the system would remove many contaminants viruses and bacteria at the same time 2010 Yang Shao Horn with some of her students and visiting professor Hubert Gasteiger reports that lithium oxygen also known as lithium air batteries with electrodes with either gold or platinum as a catalyst have a higher efficiency than simple carbon electrodes Lithium air batteries are lighter than the conventional lithium ion batteries 2010 A team at Media Lab including Ramesh Raskar visiting professor Manuel Oliveira student Vitor Pamplona and postdoctoral research associate Ankit Mohan create a new system to determine a prescription for eyeglasses In its simplest form the test can be carried out using a small plastic device clipped onto the front of a cellphone s screen 2010 MIT releases The Future of Natural Gas report The two year study managed by the MIT Energy Initiative examines the scale of U S natural gas reserves and the potential of this fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions While the report emphasizes the great potential for natural gas as a transitional fuel to help curb greenhouse gases and dependence on oil it also stresses that it is important as a matter of national policy not to favor any one fuel or energy source in a way that puts others at a disadvantage 2010 Michael Strano and his team of graduate students and researchers create a set of self assembling molecules that can turn sunlight into electricity the molecules can be repeatedly broken down and reassembled quickly just by adding or removing an additional solution 2011 Elazer Edelman HST graduate student Joseph Franses and former MIT postdoctoral fellows Aaron Baker and Vipul Chitalia show that cells lining blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and prevent cancer cells from invading other tissues a finding that could lead to a new cancer treatment 2011 The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS an instrument designed to use the unique environment of space to search for antimatter and dark matter and to measure cosmic rays is delivered to the International Space Station The AMS experiment led by Samuel C C Ting is designed to study high energy particles such study could lead to new theories about the formation and evolution of the universe 2011 A team including Karen Gleason Vladimir Bulovi and graduate student Miles Barr develops materials that make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric nearly as simply as printing a document The technique represents a major departure from the systems typically used to create solar cells which require exposing the substrates to potentially damaging conditions either in the form of liquids or high temperatures 2011 By combining a physical interface with computer vision algorithms researchers in MIT s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences create a simple portable imaging system that can achieve resolutions previously possible only with large and expensive lab equipment The device could allow manufacturers to inspect products too large to fit under a microscope and could also have applications in medicine forensics and biometrics Moreover because the design uses multiple cameras it can produce 3 D models of an object which can be manipulated on a computer screen for examination from multiple angles 2011 Researchers led by Daniel Nocera have produced an artificial leaf a silicon solar cell with different catalytic materials bonded onto its two sides The artificial leaf can turn the energy of sunlight directly into a chemical fuel that can be stored and used later as an energy source 2011 Lincoln Laboratory researchers led by technical staff member Gregory Charvat build a new radar technology system that can see through walls up to 60 feet away creating an instantaneous picture of the activity on the other side The system also creates a real time video of movement behind the wall at the rate of 10

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    MITx MIT Organization Chart Institutional Research Staff Home The Common Data Set CDS is a collaborative effort of The College Board Peterson s U S News World Report The CDS was created to provide standard questions to universities and colleges MIT has Common Data Set answers for the following years online 2014 2015 2013 2014 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research
    year 1982 1983 100 Weighted Average with FY2015 as the base year 2015 100 June CPI U CPI U Calendar Year Weighted Average with 1982 1983 as the base year 1982 1983 100 Weighted Average with 2014 as the base year 2014 100 Weighted averages are only available at the end of a twelve month period December CPI U Weighted averages are used when you are measuring change that involves expenditures during a period of time that is greater than a month such as the fiscal year For example if you were comparing the total expenditures in research for fiscal year 2006 with the total expenditures for research for fiscal year 2015 you would you use the weighted average If you were comparing expenditures during the month of June 2015 with expenditures in the month of June 2006 you would use the June CPI U You would use the June CPI U if you were comparing the cost of a machine that you bought in June 2015 and what it would might have cost in June 2006 The June or July CPI U would also be appropriate when comparing the value of the endowment When using the weighted average the

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  • MIT Institutional Research: Surveys
    guide your survey development and consider searching recent surveys for specific questions we may have already asked We occasionally make presentations with tips on survey administration We also maintain a schedule of known MIT surveys Confidentiality Statement Participation in all surveys at MIT is voluntary All data collected through surveys are kept strictly confidential and stored on a secure server by Institutional Research Office of the Provost Respondent identities are never revealed in any report or presentation of survey results Audience Survey Frequency Next Survey Last survey administration Undergrad Students Freshman First Year 2 years Summer 2018 2016 Enrolled Undergraduates 4 years Spring 2019 2015 Senior 2 years Spring 2016 2014 trend available Parents of Undergraduates 5 years Spring 2017 2012 Graduate Students Admitted Graduate Students 2 years Summer 2017 2015 Enrolled Graduate Students 4 years Spring 2019 2015 Doctoral Exit ongoing ongoing ongoing Students mixed MIT Graduating Students annual May 2016 2015 Student Quality of Life 4 years Spring 2017 2013 Alumni Undergraduate Alumni 4 years Spring 2017 2013 Graduate Alumni tbd tbd 2012 Recent Alumni annual Dec 2015 2014 All Alumni Impact of MIT as needed 2014 Faculty Staff Faculty and Staff Quality of Life 4 years Jan

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  • MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research: Rankings
    following article from the November December 2012 issue of the MIT Faculty Newsletter MIT First in the World Sixth in the U S PDF version available here For each ranking system different factors have different weights The percentage weights of four prominent ranking systems are displayed in the table below Additional information and MIT s relative position is available for the following America s Best Architecture Design Schools DesignIntelligence Academic

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