Wish You Were Here: D-Lab Students Share Their Fieldwork Experiences Abroad

Libby Hsu, Instructor and Education Coordinator, D-Lab

At D-Lab, we believe that the best way for students to become global agents of change and collaboration is to send them into the field. That's why every January over MIT's Independent Activities Period, D-Lab provides students enrolled in our classes with an opportunity to gain valuable fieldwork experience around the world. This year, 52 MIT, Harvard, and Wellesley students traveled to 12 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to perform user needs research, build prototypes, and exchange knowledge with our valued community partners. We hope you enjoy reading these stories written by students and trip leaders that we've curated for you in this issue of the DUE newsletter.

ZAMBIA

D-Lab Student January Fieldwork

INDIA

D-Lab Design for Scale Students Work on
Mobile Solar-Powered ATM

KENYA & ETHIOPIA

D-Lab Prosthetics Students Test
Transtibial Prosthetic Liner

EL SALVADOR

D-Lab Student January Fieldwork