Ongoing faculty projects
Project on the History of the Petroleum Refining Industry
Seeking two to three MIT Course 10/chemical engineering (or the functional equivalent) majors to conduct research on the history of the petroleum refining industry, emphasizing the following three topics: the rise of the petrochemical industry during and after WWII, the role of the University of Tulsa as a center for the study of petroleum refining, and the history of Universal Oil Products.
Twelve Faces of Armenian Feminism
The project, based on research conducted by Ekmekçioğlu and Dr. Melissa Bilal (Visiting Scholar at MIT 2017–18), highlights 12 pioneering Armenian women writers and activists who produced work from the 1860s to 1960s.
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MIT and Slavery
Students in the “MIT and Slavery” course are documenting how slavery contributed to the career of William Barton Rogers (the founder of MIT), how it influenced the establishment and early success of the Institute, and how it shaped science and engineering in the Civil War era
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