Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.
Embr Labs receive a shoutout in an article put out by MIT's Sloan School of Management.
An end to the thermostat war? Embr Labs might have the white flag with its Embr Wave, a wearable invention that helps regulate thermal comfort for its wearers when they feel “too hot” or “too cold.” Embr Labs was created in 2014 by four MIT students, Matthew Smith, PhD ’12, Sam Shames, SB ’14, David Cohen-Tanugi, PhD ’15, and Michael Gibson, PhD ’16. Backed by Bose Ventures, the Embr Wave is set for release in early 2018.
"Michael Tarkanian, senior lecturer in MIT’s department of materials science and engineering, is the competition organizer for the annual MADMEC contest. MIT students present oral and poster demonstrations explaining inventions they designed over the summer to solve a range of sustainability issues. This year’s winning team called A Salt Solution won $10,000 for a model of a simple, low-cost hydrogel for uranium mining in seawater. A number of former MADMEC competitors have started companies based on their inventions.