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SENSE.nano Symposium on Water, Environment, and Agriculture

Sensing our most precious resources - gaining insights about water, environment, and agriculture systems.
June 5, 2018

Sponsored by:
o SENSE.nano, a Center of Excellence Powered by MIT.nano
o MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI)
o MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS)

SENSING our most precious resources - Gaining insights about water, environment, and agriculture systems.

The full-day symposium will convene technical, business, and visionary leaders from MIT, industry, and society. Over a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, student-presented posters and a panel discussion, we will provide needs context and solution perspectives in the domains of sensing for Water, Environment, and Agriculture. We will highlight the needs for new sensing technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impacts of these technologies. The technology space for SENSE includes sensors, new instrumentation, remote sensing, and other 'measurements' solutions. This year's symposium brings together three significant programs of MIT: the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), and SENSE.nano.

Nano sciences and technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to realize designs for, and scale manufacturing of, the sensors which will enable the grand visions of ubiquitous, unobtrusive, sensing – to provide previously unimaginable insight into the condition of the built and natural world – to positively impact man, machine, and environment. Inexpensive, small, smart sensors enable local sensing capabilities important to individual’s health and wellness, to autonomous vehicle operations, and to condition monitoring of machines and buildings and bridges. Massively distributed networks of inexpensive smart sensors enable large-scale, global, data collection important to agriculture and water distribution, to environment monitoring, to disaster recovery, to disease outbreak detection and intervention, to supply chain operations, and to the operations of cities. MIT - with comprehensive excellence in engineering, business, earth science, electronics, computation, nanoscience, materials science, neuroscience, chemistry, physics, and biology - 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.

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