News & Events

News & Events

2021-02-03 • AgeLab Research Scientists Bryan Reimer and Pnina Gershon were participants in SAE International's 2021 Government/Industry Digital Summit, a forum for both government agency representatives and… Read more


2021-01-25 • AgeLab Research Scientist Pnina Gershon was a participant at the 100th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, presenting a paper on high risk sub-groups of teen drivers and their crash/near-… Read more


2021-01-25 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the plight faced by many women in their late fifites and early sixties: Unlike ubiquitous stereotypical images found on retirement brochures of… Read more


2021-01-21 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides remarks for a CNN article on the current era of semi-autonomous vehicle technology, in which the human driver remains involved: Without the accuracy… Read more


2021-01-20 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in NextAvenue on the effects of COVID-19 on aging and technology. He writes: While people have reported stocking freezers with their favorite ice cream… Read more


2021-01-13 • As part of MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January 2021, AgeLab hosted three workshops. The virtual events were open to the MIT community as well as to members of the MIT AgeLab’s 85+… Read more


2021-01-11 • Writing in Forbes, AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discusses the importance of storytelling as a tool to develop ideas for how we will live in retirement: For many, if not most of us, life outcomes… Read more


2021-01-06 • AgeLab Research Assistant Sheng-Hung Lee was co-organizer of a three-day MIT webinar and workshop series titled MAKE TO:GATHER. Sponsored in part by the MIT AgeLab, the webinar was intended to create… Read more


2020-12-25 • For over five years, the 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel has been a valuable source of research insights for the MIT AgeLab on the experiences of the “oldest old” in the United States. And over the years… Read more


2020-12-21 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin is named by Marketwatch as one of the best retirement and longevity accounts to follow on Twitter: For all things related to longevity, follow Dr. Joseph Coughlin, the… Read more


2020-12-15 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Julie Miller sat in on a podcast titled "One Vision," hosted by Unconventional Ventures founders Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer and Delphos International… Read more


2020-11-30 • AgeLab Research Associate Luke Yoquinto and MIT Head of Open Learning Sanjay Sarma write in The Washington Post on the science of learning and memory. The article describes some insights contained in… Read more


2020-11-20 • The MIT AgeLab and Bank of America hosted a symposium on November 19 and 20, 2020, to discuss the rapid growth of technologies driven by artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with increases in life… Read more


2020-11-17 • The MIT AgeLab, Transamerica, and Florida Blue hosted a webinar titled “Caring for a Loved One? Life Solutions for Caregivers in a New Era.” The hour-long event delivered new MIT AgeLab research and… Read more


2020-11-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about the potential disruptiveness of younger generations' preferences for single living: "Data suggest that traditional life stages, such as finding… Read more


2020-11-13 • AgeLab Research Scientist Julie Miller participated in a webinar titled “Navigating Student Debt During A Pandemic.” Dr. Miller presented along with Asha Srikantiah, who is Head of the Student Debt… Read more


2020-11-07 • AgeLab researchers gave multiple presentations at the 2020 Gerontological Society of America conference, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference participants presented on… Read more


2020-11-02 • AgeLab Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Scientist Dr. Julie Miller led an interactive members-only webinar presenting MIT AgeLab survey findings on attitudes and behaviors related to… Read more


2020-10-31 • The MIT AgeLab, in partnership with Five Star Senior Living and AARP, MA, held its seventh – and first-ever virtual – OMEGA Summit, a collaborative, knowledge-sharing session for high school students… Read more


2020-10-15 • AgeLab research assistant and designer Sheng-Hung Lee is co-author of a paper with John Liu published by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The paper discusses two design… Read more


2020-10-07 • AgeLab researcher Luke Yoquinto and Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Vice President of Open Learning, spoke about their new book, Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn, as part of the ongoing MIT xTalks… Read more


2020-10-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on some of the risks and unresolved issues associated with Massachusetts' Question 1, which would augment a "right to repair" law for consumer… Read more


2020-09-23 • The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded that many professionals reimagine how they do their work – and scientists are no exception. To highlight how ways that qualitative research might be done… Read more


2020-09-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Barron's "The Way Forward" Podcast to talk about how COVID-19 has sharply accelerated changes in retirement planning and retirement itself. Listen here.


2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for a Wall Street Journal article on the declining popularity of stock investments: The memory of the last financial crisis cast a long shadow,… Read more


2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how the penchant of younger adults for living with their parents is altering the life course: Living at home may crimp more than your love life —… Read more


2020-09-08 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is tapped as an expert on planning for and finding a place to live in retirement, as part of a study by WalletHub analyzing the best and worst places to live in… Read more


2020-09-04 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini presented research findings on attitudes toward social robots at the 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive… Read more


2020-09-03 • AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin led a presentation on the future of senior housing and healthcare with Five Star Senior Living CEO Katie Potter, with COVID-19 emerging as a primary topic:… Read more


2020-08-27 • The MIT AgeLab had nine high school and college interns on staff in the summer of 2020, all working remotely with the team via Zoom calls, Slack discussions, and emails. Collectively the group worked… Read more