As senior editor of MIT News at MIT Technology Review, I cover some of the most brilliant and interesting people on earth—MIT students, faculty, and alumni. Getting to work on stories about rocket scientists, cancer researchers, entrepreneurs, architects, climatologists, cellists, and every kind of engineer you can possibly imagine puts me in the happy position of being a perpetual student.
Before joining MIT Technology Review, I was a senior editor at both CXO Media, where I edited and wrote for CIO and Darwin magazines, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where I was responsible for alumni, admissions, and fund-raising publications. During a brief stint in advertising at Leo Burnett, my hands and feet appeared in a Morris the Cat calendar. Although I come from a family of engineers (including a grandfather who graduated from MIT), I earned a BA in English from Dartmouth College.
By asking that simple question for more than five decades, Institute Professor Millie Dresselhaus has pioneered nanoscience, launched a new field of energy research, and helped women find their place at MIT.
In 2.009, or Product Engineering Processes, students generate thousands of new product ideas and turn a few really special ones into full-fledged prototypes. Technology Review follows one student team—chosen at randomon its 2.009 journey.