Chinese Students Set their Sights on an MIT Future

First published in MIT News on Feb 19, 2013 by Camilla Brinkman, Communications Administrator-Experiential Learning

Edgerton Instruction Ed Moriarty surrounded by visiting Chinese studentsEdgerton instructors Ed Moriarty, Alban Cobi and Jessica Garrett spent ten days this month leading two groups of 32 middle and high school students from Beijing, China, in science and engineering projects. Assisted by MIT and Wellesley students, as well as an MIT alumnus, each group spent five intensive days building LED light boxes with integrated circuits, experimenting with high-speed photography, learning about sound and experimenting with speakers.

“Chinese students are very grateful that MIT opened the door to them,” said Pei Zhang, executive director of the US China Scitech Education Promotion Association and organizer of the visit. “The students achieved more than they expected...

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