The MCSC is eager to continue partnering with faculty across all of MIT. Below are some ways for faculty to engage with the Consortium in both the near and long term. If you are interested, please fill out this form to connect with us.

We are also happy to come provide consortium updates in faculty meetings, within your courses, or other venues. Feel free to reach out, using our form or by e-mailing mcsc@mit.edu to find ways we can be helpful for your ongoing efforts in Climate and Sustainability.

If MIT faculty members have a specific MCSC member company they would like to engage with, we encourage them to contact us so that we can help facilitate meaningful connections. We are happy to discuss collaboration opportunities, and/or ways your work may tie in to key MCSC themes, if that is of interest. Share your ideas here.

There will be ongoing areas of focus within the consortium’s work based on areas of interest among our members. Most recently, the MCSC hosted an inaugural series of workshops that brought together member companies and MIT researchers and faculty to explore specific topics as a group and, through the sharing of diverse perspectives from various industries, start to identify important new themes, areas for collaborations, and critical next steps. From these conversations emerged several outcomes, tied to the following areas of engagement:

  • Equity-Centered Strategies for Materials Circularity in Organic and Inorganic Materials
  • Community Engaged Nature-Based Solutions to Carbon Removal
  • Engineered Solutions and Entrepreneurial Opportunities to Carbon Capture
  • Sustainable Supply Chains & Decarbonizing Transportation

Our topics for fall of 2021 include: furthering local community engagement, climate and computing, and bio-based materials. If you are interested in getting involved with a project surrounding these areas, please get in touch. We will be soliciting specific funded projects this fall on these and other topics.

The MCSC is developing a database for MIT researchers and groups around campus, and we would like to include any interested faculty in the database. We will be reaching out to the community for the most up-to-date information about you and your work, and feel free to also reach out to tell us how you would like to be represented. The database will ultimately be a way to draw connections and for the MCSC to get in touch with the correct people when future opportunities for engagement arise.

The MCSC is interested in funding a wide variety of UROPs related to climate and sustainability. We also are launching a Climate Scholars program that links advanced UROPs to a class to support their research, similar to the SuperUROP program. Please consider sharing your research projects and needs with us, so we can work together to pair you with students, who are often interested in a specific company and bring those direct links to the project. Share your ideas here.

The MCSC launched a postdoctoral program this fall, the Impact Fellows program. These individuals will help drive the work of the consortium and are also interested in and enthusiastic about the overall enterprise of the Institute. We would love to engage MIT faculty in the mentoring of these impressive Fellows. Please get in touch if this sounds interesting and helpful to you.