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Seeker Media called us up in the fall with a proposal: a film on Doc Edgerton. It's been a long time since I've had as much fun in Strobe Lab as I did on the one-day video shoot. Watch it here: How High-Speed Photography Unlocked the Mechanics of Motion.
As part of our mission to enhance K-12 STEM education, we co-hosted a screening of the film, Science Fair. Afterwards, a panel of MIT students who participated in ISEF described how it changed their lives. In other news: three questions for MIT Motorsports alumna Kelly O'Brien, high school students build big ideascrossing the Oregon Trail in a solar car, and two new teams.  


Prof. J. Kim Vandiver

Forbes Director of the Edgerton Center

How High-Speed Photography Unlocked the Mechanics of Motion Video
"Science Fair" panel participants

Science Fair 

Amid rain, midterms, and the World Series, the Edgerton Center and MIT Admissions recently co-sponsored the screening of “Science Fair," a National Geographic Documentary Film. Read more...  

Kelly O'Brien '16

3Qs Kelly O'Brien '16

Since graduating from MIT Kelly O'Brien has adjusted to life in Detroit where she works as an aerodynamics engineer at General Motors. We caught up with her recently. Read more...

Working with the motorized hand prototype

Building big ideas

Visiting students learn what it takes to be an engineer — and a bit more about themselves — at our annual Engineering Design Workshop for high school students. Read more...

Flux at the American Solar Challenge

Solar Challenges

This summer, I drove across the country in a solar-powered car. Yep, never thought I’d say that. To be specific, my team and I completed a 1,762.7 mile race from Nebraska to Oregon. Read more...

MIT Hyperloop II

MIT Driverless & MIT Hyperloop II 

Two new teams joined the Edgerton Center: the first US Formula Student Driverless race car and Hyperlooop II. Read more...  

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