electric car charging

Biden administration approves $900 million for states to build a national electric car-charging network
Fortune | September 19, 2022

“It’s important to see this funding as something that will hopefully kickstart further private sector funding,” said IDSS faculty Jessika Trancik.

Sherrie Wang

Computing for the health of the planet
MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | September 15, 2022

IDSS welcomes incoming professor Sherrie Wang as part of focus on research and teaching that addresses climate risks and other environmental issues.

A plugged-in electric car

Why are electric vehicles still so expensive? It’s all about the battery.
Marketplace | September 14, 2022

New tax incentive for purchasing EVs may help in attracting buyers, says IDSS core faculty Jessika Trancik.

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One League joins IDSS Alliance
September 12, 2022

The new global education organization provides live hands-on learning, scholarships, and industry guidance for MicroMasters learners.

Darker skinned hands holding a paper cutout of a house

Beyond fairness
September 7, 2022

The IDSS Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism explores the role that data, algorithms, and AI can play in advancing racial justice and equity in housing.

Sinan Aral

3 insights about the digital economy from a new MIT podcast
MIT Sloan | September 1, 2022

“The Digital Insider,” a new podcast hosted by IDSS affiliate Sinan Aral, is a guide to the science behind the digital economy and the latest trends in business and society.

Satelite footage of a hurricane approaching the United States coast

Building a weather app for climate change
MIT Technology Review | August 30, 2022

The Climate Grand Challenges flagship project co-led by IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin will build climate models that are more accurate, more nimble and easier for governments, industries, and communities to use.

Palm trees in a hurricane

Predicting—and preparing for—the worst
MIT Technology Review | August 30, 2022

IDSS core faculty Jessika Trancik is a member of the Climate Grand Challenges team "focusing on the science of extreme weather and engineering social solutions to decarbonization in one integrated project."

Savannah Gregory MSRP

Researching social issues: Savannah Gregory on being an MSRP intern at IDSS
August 25, 2022

Reflecting on her experience as MIT Summer Research Program intern with the ICSR Housing team, Savannah Gregory learned "what it takes to research social issues ... and far more".

clip art of a nuclear reactor, smokestacks and solar cells

Green tariffs are now our best hope of beating climate change
Financial News | August 8, 2022

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu says environmental tariffs may be humanity’s last hope for mitigating increasingly devastating outcomes.


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