In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, our MacVicar Day symposium has been canceled.

MacVicar Day 2020

learning through experience

Education for a Fulfilling and Engaged Life

Friday, March 13

Symposium: 2:30-4 PM, Room 6-120
Reception: 4-5 PM, Room 2-290

Join us for a series of lightning talks in which speakers will examine how MIT — through its many opportunities for experiential learning — supports students' aspirations and encourages them to become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz will host and introduce the 2020 MacVicar Faculty Fellows. Discussion will be moderated by Kate Trimble, senior associate dean and director of the Office of Experiential Learning. A reception will follow.


  • TojumiOluwa "Towa" Adegboyega '20, aeronautics and astronautics
  • William Broadhead, associate professor of history
  • Grace Chuan '21, electrical engineering and computer science
  • Rick Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering
  • Steven Truong '20, biological engineering
  • Maria Yang, professor of mechanical engineering and faculty undergraduate director of D-Lab

About MacVicar Day

Our signature event — MacVicar Day — is open to the public and takes place each spring. It includes the annual announcement of new MacVicar Faculty Fellows and reception to celebrate their achievements, along with a panel discussion or symposium on innovations in undergraduate education. Recent topics include learning through innovation and discovery, advances in evidence-based teaching, global education, and creating a network of mentors.