Attracting over 200 students, the 2010 Go Global Fair held on September 16 was a tremendous success. Hosted by the Global Education Office, the Go Global Fair is an annual event where MIT's global opportunity programs come together in one place to share information about the wide range of opportunities available to students to go global, including study, intern, public service and research abroad.
Global Education News - 2010
September 28, 2010
May 28, 2010
A group of 58 Terrascope students, alumni mentors, and staff spent spring break in Abu Dhabi learning first hand about the oil-rich country’s ambitious plans to develop renewable energy. This visit was part of students’ year long study of ways to combat the global rise in CO2 and other greenhouse gas levels that contribute to global warming.
Abu Dhabi was chosen as the site for the annual field trip because of the ambitious goals of country’s Masdar Initiative with its strong focus on sustainability and the development of renewable energy technologies. As carbon management is a key component of the Masdar Initiative, Terrascope students traveled to the United Arab Emirates to see first-hand the work being done there to develop relevant new technologies.
May 25, 2010
On May 8th, D-Lab hosted its annual Spring Showcase open to the public at the MIT Museum, which featured project presentations and technology demonstrations from the growing family of D-Lab classes. 26 student teams from six D-Lab classes – Design, Dissemination, Energy, Health, Prosthetics and Wheelchairs – presented on their class projects and demonstrated prototypes.
Projects included a cook stove for burning pine needles as an alternative fuel source in India (pictured), a device for distilling salt water to replenish deep cycle batteries for solar power installations in Nicaragua, and an affordable high performance knee prosthesis for communities in the developing world. Students worked in project teams on selected design challenges throughout the semester, with guidance from D-Lab instructors, mentors and community partners in the field. A partial listing of class projects is available at http://d-lab.mit.edu/projects.
March 23, 2010
March 11, 2010
MIT-Portugal Master’s students in Complex Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS), like their colleagues in the Program’s other courses, are always receptive to substantive career advice. So several of them recently took advantage of the opportunity to connect with alumni of the course – and with companies that partner with and help support it – in a workshop led by MIT’s head of career development.
January 4, 2010
Three MIT students were recently awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, and two were awarded the Marshall Scholarship. Both awards will take the students to the UK for graduate studies. All students who applied were endorsed by MIT through Distinguished Fellowships of the Global Education Office, advised by Kimberly Benard, and the Presidential Committee on Distinguished Fellowships, chaired by Professor Linn Hobbs.
January 4, 2010
I recently visited with the 29 students we currently have at Cambridge University this year as part of the Cambridge MIT Exchange. They are excited to be there and learning in a different environment. We spoke about the differences between MIT and Cambridge University. While many of them appreciate Cambridge, they are also seeing more clearly the structure of an MIT education and the skills we are giving them.