MIT Technology and Policy Program

TPP addresses societal challenges through research and education at the intersection of technology and policy. Our goal is to mobilize science and engineering to inform intelligent, responsible strategies and policies to benefit communities from local to global.

MIT Science Policy Review | September 27, 2023

Protecting Satellites in Low Earth Orbit: An Overview of Hazards and Policy Solutions

TPP student Dansil Green contributed to this article in the August issue of MIT Science Policy Review which describes the potential dangers to satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) beyond commonly referenced orbital debris and satellite collisions.
MIT Science Policy Review | September 22, 2023

Evaluating a Manhattan Project for climate change

The Manhattan Project mobilized the U.S. government to provide the funding, resources, and political backing needed to solve a complex problem in a short amount of time. TPPers Nirmal Bhatt and Peter Heller assess whether the Manhattan Project framework should be deployed to tackle the challenge of climate change.
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | September 19, 2023

Improving U.S. air quality, equitably

A new study by IDSS Interim Director Noelle Selin, TPP alum Paul Picciano, and SES alum Minghao Qiu finds that climate policy alone cannot meaningfully reduce racial/economic disparities in air pollution exposure.

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