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November 2020

*CANCELED* Research to Policy Engagement Initiative: Structural racism in the nuclear science community

November 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This event has been canceled.

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December 2020

TPP Informational Webinar with Q&A

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Interested in applying to TPP? Join us for an informational webinar. Register here:

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Research to Policy Engagement Initiative: Lessons from the ESI Rapid Response Group

December 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Speaker: John Fernandez, MIT The Research to Policy Engagement Initiative builds and connects a community of researchers who can learn, apply, and contribute to developing best practices in bridging knowledge to action on societal challenges. Zoom information will be emailed to registrants. Register here.

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January 2021

TPP Virtual Alumni Gathering

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Join TPP leaders Noelle Selin and Frank Field for an informal, virtual alumni event to connect and catch up. All graduation years welcome!

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February 2021

Research to Policy Engagement: Structural racism and accountability in the nuclear science community

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Media Lab researcher and Research to Policy Engagement Fellow Kate Turner and co-authors will lead a discussion on their call for antiracist action and accountability in the US nuclear community.

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March 2021

Research to Policy Engagement Initiative – Broadband Access and Communities of Color: Using Policy, Research, and Advocacy to Close the Racial Digital Divide

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic alongside the continued fight for racial and economic justice shines a light on a crisis that continues to impact the most marginalized communities across the United States – access to affordable, reliable broadband. This moment presents a unique opportunity to advocate for and implement inclusive policies that will close the digital divide in communities of color and low-income communities throughout the nation. During this event, Dr. Alisa Valentin (Special Advisor, Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks) will discuss the…

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April 2021

Research to Policy Engagement Initiative – Environmental Justice Research: Centering Community and Informing Policy

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Speakers: Dr. Regan Patterson, Transportation Equity Research Fellow at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dr. Dana Williamson, Environmental Health Fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Dr. Patterson and Dr. Williamson will present on their projects to demonstrate how engineers and public health scientists can work at the intersection of research, policy, and environmental justice. They will also discuss their participation in the Agents of Change program, which aims to amplify neglected voices in environmental health. Please register here and the Zoom information will…

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Paths from Research to Impact Workshop

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

This workshop brings together a breadth of experts to highlight how data-driven research on COVID-19 has informed policy decisions and impacted the pandemic response on both local and global scales.

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May 2021

Research to Policy Engagement Initiative – Equity and Inclusion in Public Policy

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Nika Elugardo

Our final session this semester will focus on ways in which research can inform issues of equity and inclusion in public policy. Join us for a conversation with Representative Nika Elugardo (Massachusetts) on decolonizing public housing and confronting structural racism in constitutional jurisprudence. 

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June 2021

MIT Virtual Commencement 2021

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

On February 4, President Reif announced the plans for Commencement and Reunions in 2021: all celebrations will take place online. Please see more information, including the link to the online Commencement program here.

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