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MIT.nano to Hold Inaugural Research Symposium on Future of Sensor Technology

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive sensing could offer more insight into the natural world and change the exploration of healthcare, energy, computing and other fields. To showcase current innovations focused on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems research happening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the university’s MIT.nano facility starting tomorrow will be holding a research symposium, on campus and online.

The two-day symposium called SENSE.nano (May 25-26) is the first “center of excellence” led by MIT.nano, a 214,000-square-foot center for nanoscience and nanotechnology. MIT.nano believes the university is “poised to address the engineering, science, policy and commercial challenges required to realize these grand ideas, to translate them to scale, and to positively impact society,” according to MIT.nano’s website.

The event “will feature experts discussing technical challenges, commercial and humanitarian needs, and the societal impact of ubiquitous sensor and sensing systems,” MIT News reported, and told Campus Technology that the event will be livestreamed at

Event highlights include:

  • NPR journalist Tom Ashbrook will lead a broad discussion on “Sensing, Society, and Technology”;
  • Vince Roche, CEO of Analog Devices, a semiconductor company, will offer a keynote speech; and
  • Gururaj Deshpande, founder of the Deshpande Foundation, will give a keynote on the societal and economic impact of sensor tech in relation to the United States and the world.

Learn more on the event page.

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