News Articles

6/26/2017
Passamaquoddy Tribe hosts CEHS Community Forum and Workshop in Pleasant Point, Maine on March 10, 2017
by Kathleen M. Vandiver, MIT CEHS COE2C Director

Recognizing that people in their communities wanted to learn how to write more effective grant proposals, and they might not have the funds to travel, the Passamaquoddy Tribe decided to organize an event in Pleasant Point, Maine.  The Sipayik Environmental Department included Asha Ajmani, William Longfellow and Christopher Johnson, invited CEHS Director John Essigmann to come to Pleasant Point to teach a workshop in the morning and to lead a community forum in the afternoon.  The event took place at the tribe’s Koluscap Community Center on March 10, 2017 with 30 people in attendance.  This community engagement event was also designed to help tribal and community members recognize how a local issue of concern might be transformed into a grant proposal that could potentially improve public health. Read More »

10/22/2014
Half a Day Inside the Edgerton Center with Amy Fitzgerald
The COE2C outreach coordinator Amy Fitzgerald's impact on our local community is featured in this MIT News article. One of Amy's former students from a Cambridge elementary school --now an MIT undergraduate--gives back by assisting Amy as she teaches young students at the Edgerton Center. One of Amy's classroom programs includes a CEHS lesson on environmental health.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/half-day-edgerton-center-STEM-educator-amy-fitzgerald-1022

12/1/2013
CEHS COE2C expands to New Audiences and Communities
Several new faculty members join the CEHS and the COE2C reaches out to new organizations.
https://cehs.mit.edu/files/newsletter/Fall%202013%20Newsletter%20FINAL%20feb18.pdf 

6/1/2013
CEHS COE2C Pilots “Understanding Air” Lesson Materials
To study the impact of the “Understanding Air” materials with the LEGO models, the COE2C utilizes an evaluation instrument called a SAMI card.
https://cehs.mit.edu/files/newsletter/spring2013newsletter.pdf

2/19/2013
AAAS Annual Meeting Puts MIT Science and Technology on Display
The 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, held on February 19, 2013, featured research presentations with hands-on demonstrations.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2013/aaas-meeting-2013-0219

2/2/2012
Community Service Day Draws Volunteers from Across the Institute
MIT community gathers for an afternoon of public service on February 2, 2012.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2012/community-service-day

12/8/2011
Mass. Science Teachers' Association Inducts Vandiver into Hall of Fame
The CEHS outreach and education director teaches abstract scientific concepts with LEGOs on December 8, 2011.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2011/mass-science-teachers-association-inducts-vandiver-hall-fame

9/20/2011
Science School for Judges
The MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law on September 20, 2011.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2011/science-for-judges-0920

4/30/2011
Got Gunk on Your DNA? 
The CEHS Open House for MIT’s 150th anniversary “Under the Dome” Saturday event held on April 30, 2011.
http://mit150.mit.edu/open-house/activity/got-gunk-your-dna%1C

2/8/2011
Building Blocks
The MIT groups lending a hand by assembling LEGO biology kits for local schools on February 8, 2011.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2011/lego-kits