The MITx Grant Program occurs twice annually. Proposals are reviewed and discussed by the MITx Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC), and selected based on each cycle's specified criteria and available funding. Selected projects are listed below by grant cycle.

NEW PROJECTS - May 2020

MITx Modules Projects

Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Submitted by Professor Gareth McKinley and Digital Learning Fellow John Liu, Mechanical Engineering

Creative Machine Learning for Design
Submitted by Associate Professor Caitlin Mueller, Architecture

General Chemistry II: Chemical Equilibrium, Kinetics, and Transition Metals
Submitted by Associate Professor Matthew Shoulders and Digital Learning Fellow David Grimes, Chemistry

Principles of Modeling, Simulations, and Control for Electric Energy Systems
Submitted by Senior Research Scientist Marija Ilic, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Intro to Intro to AI
Submitted by Professor Aleksander Madry, Lecturer Silvina Hanono Wachman, and Digital Learning Scientist Ana Bell, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Adaptive Markets: Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior
Submitted by Professor Andrew Lo, Sloan School of Management  

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Evaporative cooling technologies for use in low-income countries as a vehicle for interdisciplinary teaching modules
Submitted by Professor Daniel Frey, Mechanical Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics
Submitted by Professor J. Christopher Love, Associate Professor William Tisdale, and Digital Learning Fellow Joey Gu, Chemical Engineering

Rotating Reference Frames in Introductory Mechanics EAPS Collaboration
Submitted by Professor Glenn Flierl, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and Digital Learning Scientist Michelle Tomasik, Physics

Web-based propulsion simulation learning tool
Submitted by Associate Professor Steven Barrett, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Unified Engineering Materials & Structures
Submitted by Professor Raul Radovitsky, Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

NEW PROJECTS - December 2019

MITx Modules Projects

Machine Learning for Healthcare
Submitted by Associate Professor David Sontag & Professor Peter Szolovits, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Cell Biology (7.06x)
Submitted by Professor Iain Cheeseman and Digital Learning Scientist Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Biology

AP Microeconomics (14.01x)
Submitted by Professor Jonathan Gruber, Economics

Navigating Regulation in the Post-Global Financial Crisis World
Submitted by Professor Deborah Lucas, Management

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Submitted by Senior Research Scientist Chris Caplice, Digital Learning Fellow Inma Borrella, and Research Scientist Alexis Bateman, Center for Transportation and Logistics

Policy for Science, Technology and Innovation
Submitted by Lecturer William Bonvillian, Science, Technology, and Society

Express Explorations

Development of the “CrowdLearn” Tool
Submitted by Associate Professor Rohit Karnik, Mechanical Engineering, and members of the Digital Learning Lab

Inclusive Teaching
Submitted by Professor Catherine Drennan and Digital Learning Scientist Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Biology

Project Management and Problem Solving in Academia and Industry
Submitted by Professor T. Alan Hatton and Digital Learning Fellow Joey Gu, Chemical Engineering

Prosodic annotation with the ToBI framework: An interactive course
Submitted by Associate Professor Edward Flemming, Linguistics and Philosophy

 

PROJECTS - May 2019

MITx Modules Projects

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes (2.008x)
Submitted by Associate Professor John Hart and Digital Learning Fellow John Liu, Mechanical Engineering

Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry (3.034x)
Submitted by Assistant Professor Robert Macfarlane and Digital Learning Scientist Jessica Sandland, Materials Science and Engineering

Planning for Emerging New Mobility Services
Submitted by Associate Professor Christopher Zegras, Urban Studies and Planning

Global Shakespeare: The Merchant Module (21L.010x)
Submitted by Professor Diana Henderson, Literature

Sustainable Energy (28.811x)
Submitted by Professor Michael Golay, Nuclear Science and Engineering

Statistics, Computation and Applications (6.419x)
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ubmitted by Professor Devavrat Shah and Digital Learning Scientist Karene Chu, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Business and Impact Planning for Social Enterprises
Submitted by MIT Solve

Express Explorations

3D Visual Media in 2.008r/x
Submitted by Associate Professor John Hart and Digital Learning Fellow John Liu, Mechanical Engineering

Learning and Memory Module
Submitted by Professor John Gabrieli, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Math Boot Camp for Engineers
Submitted by Associate Professor Bradley Olsen and Assistant Professor James Swan, Chemical Engineering

Behavioral Science in the Field
Submitted by Associate Professor Lily Tsai and Digital Learning Fellow Meghan Perdue, Political Science

 

PROJECTS - December 2018

MITx Modules Projects

Introduction to Algorithms (6.006x)
Submitted by Professor Erik Demaine, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Vibrations and Waves (8.03x)
Submitted by Professor Yen-Jie Lee and Digital Learning Fellow Michelle Tomasik, Physics

Political Economy and Economic Development (14.75x)
Submitted by Professor Abhijit Banerjee and Professor Benjamin Olken, Economics

Energy Economics and Policy (15.083Jx)
Submitted by Professor Christopher Knittel, Management

The Science and Business of Biotechnology (15.480x)
Submitted by Professor Andrew Lo, Management

Multivariable Calculus (18.02x)
Submitted by Professor Larry Guth, Professor Gigliola Staffilani, and Digital Learning Scientist Jennifer French, Mathematics

How Language Works (24.900x)
Submitted by Professor Adam Albright, Linguistics and Philosophy

Introduction to Ethics: Making Your Life Meaningful and Good (24.02x)
Submitted by Professor Caspar Hare, Linguistics and Philosophy

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Introduction to Humanistic Co-Design of Assistive Technology (3.008/6.811x)
Submitted by Professor Pawan Sinha, Materials Science and Engineering

On-ramp to 8.01
Submitted by Professor Deepto Chakrabarty and Digital Learning Fellow Michelle Tomasik, Physics

History of Armenian Feminism in the Ottoman Empire and Post-Ottoman Middle East (21H.363x)
Submitted by Professor Lerna Ekmekcioglu, History, and Digital Learning Fellow Meghan Perdue, SHASS

 

PROJECTS - May 2018

MITx Modules Projects

Thermodynamics of Materials (3.ThermoX/3.012)
Submitted by Professor Rafael Jaramillo and Digital Learning Scientist Jessica Sandland, Materials Science and Engineering

Fundamentals of Cell Therapies and Their Production (10.03/10.53x)
Submitted by Professor Krystyn Van Vliet, Chemical Engineering

Site Planning Online (11.304J/4.255Jx)
Submitted by Professor Emeritus Gary Hack, Urban Studies and Planning

Finance Theory (15.415x)
Submitted by Professor Leonid Kogan & Professor Jiang Wang, Sloan School of Management

Healthcare Finance (15.482x)
Submitted by Professor Andrew Lo, Sloan School of Management

Entrepreneurial Strategy (15.911x)
Submitted by Professor Scott Stern, Sloan School of Management

Qualitative Research Methods: Analyzing Data (21A.819x)
Submitted by Professor Susan Silbey, Anthropology

Humanitarian Logistics (SCM.283x)
Submitted by Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Supply Chain Management

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Neat Experiments in Biology
Submitted by Professor Frank Solomon and Digital Learning Scientist Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Biology

The Human Brain (9.11x)
Submitted by Professor Nancy Kanwisher, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Field Trip (12.001x)
Submitted by Professor Oliver Jagoutz and Digital Learning Fellow Alejandra Quintanilla Terminel, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Deform the Earth! (12.524/12.113x)
Submitted by Professor Matej Pec and Digital Learning Fellow Alejandra Quintanilla Terminel, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy
Submitted by Professor Chappell Lawson, Political Science

Better blending, an example-based approach
Submitted by Professor Gigliola Staffilani and Digital Learning Scientist Jennifer French, Mathematics

Chinese Language and Culture: Level 1 (21G.101x)
Submitted by Professor Jing Wang, Global Studies and Languages

PoetryViz (21L.004x)
Submitted by Professor Mary Fuller, Literature

 

PROJECTS - December 2017

MITx Modules Projects

Foundations in Art Design and Spatial Practice: Design and Crisis (4.302x)
Submitted by Associate Professor Azra Aksamija, Architecture

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms (7.05x)
Submitted by Professor Michael Yaffe and Digital Learning Scientist Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Biology

Methods in Quantum Mechanics (8.06x)
Submitted by Professor Barton Zwiebach and Digital Learning Scientist Saif Rayyan, Physics

Analysis of Transport Phenomena; Methods for Scientists and Engineers (10.50x/18.075x)
Submitted by Professor Martin Bazant, Chemical Engineering/Mathematics

Qualitative Research Methods (21A.819x)
Submitted by Professor Susan Silbey, Anthropology/MIT Sloan

Express Experiments

Patents, Copyrights, and Technology Licensing for University Scientists, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs (0.112x)
Submitted by Professor Karen Gleason, Chemical Engineering, & the Technology Licensing Office

LTI Integration using Wolfram Mathematica
Submitted by Professor W. Craig Carter and Lecturer Kyle Keane, Materials Science and Engineering

Develop data-based dynamic visualizations and simulations
Submitted by Professor Nazli Choucri, Political Science

Multivariable Calculus Interactive 3D Images
Submitted by Professor Gigliola Staffilani and Digital Learning Scientist Jennifer French, Mathematics

World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800 (21H.009x)
Submitted by Professor Jeff Ravel, History

 

PROJECTS - June 2017

Lean Research Skills: Conducting Interviews in Community Settings (EC.745x)
Submitted by Professor Daniel Frey, Mechanical Engineering

Photonic Integrated Circuit Design and Test (3.46x)
Submitted by Professor Lionel Kimerling, Materials Science and Engineering

The History of Earth’s Environment (12.020x)
Submitted by Assistant Professor Kristin Bergmann, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Visualizing the Birth of Modern Tokyo (VTx)
Submitted by Professor Shigeru Miyagawa, Global Studies and Languages

 

PROJECTS - February 2017

On-line Resources for Computational Thinking Emphasizing Modeling (2.086x)
Submitted by Professor Daniel Frey, Mechanical Engineering

Microstructural Evolution in Materials (3.022x)
Submitted by Professor Juejun Hu and Digital Learning Scientist Jessica Sandland, Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3.024x)
Submitted by Professor Polina Anikeeva and Digital Learning Scientist Jessica Sandland, Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to Classical Mechanics (8.01x)
Submitted by Professor Deepto Chakrabarty and Digital Learning Scientist Saif Rayyan, Physics

Engineering the Space Shuttle (16.885x)
Submitted by Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, Aeronautics and Astronautics

World Music: Global Rhythms (21M.030x)
Submitted by Professor Evan Ziporyn, Music and Theater Arts

Nuclear Energy: Science, Systems and Society (22.011x)
Submitted by Professor Anne White, Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

PROJECTS - March 2016

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering (3.012x)
Submitted by Professor Silvija Gradečak and Digital Learning Scientist Jessica Sandland, Materials Science & Engineering

Foundations of Information Policy (6.805x)
Submitted by Professor Hal Abelson, Principal Research Scientist Daniel Weitzner (CSAIL), and Professor Michael Fischer (Anthropology), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Molecular Biology (7.28.3x)
Submitted by Professors Tania Baker and Steve Bell and Digital Learning Scientist Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Biology

Atomic and Optical Physics II (8.422x)
Submitted by Professor Wolfgang Ketterle and Digital Learning Scientist Saif Rayyan, Physics

Quantum Mechanics (8.04x)
Submitted by Professor Barton Zwiebach and Digital Learning Scientist Saif Rayyan, Physics

Contemporary African Democracy (17.571x)
Submitted by Professor Evan Lieberman, Political Science

Linear Differential Equations (18.03x)
Submitted by Professor David Jerison and Digital Learning Scientist Jennifer French, Math

Visualizing the Philippines (VPx)
Submitted by Professor Christopher Capozzola, History

 

PROJECTS - July 2015

Thermodynamics (2.05)
Submitted by Professor Cullen Buie, Mechanical Engineering

Introduction to Classical Mechanics (8.01)
Submitted by Professor Deepto Chakrabarty, Physics

Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism (8.02)
Submitted by Professor Robert Redwine, Physics

Mastering Quantum Mechanics (8.05)
Submitted by Professor Barton Zwiebach, Physics

Optimization Methods (15.053)
Submitted by Professor James Orlin, Sloan School of Management

Feedback Control Systems
Submitted by Professor Karen Willcox, Aeronautics & Astronautics and Professor Jacob White, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Global Shakespeare
Submitted by Professor Diana Henderson, Literature

Engineering Communications
Submitted by Senior Lecturer Suzanne Lane, Comparative Media Studies and Writing

For more information on the MITx Grant Program, visit the program website.