Learning Communities News - 2015

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  • ‘Global Principles’ course challenges students at MIT and the University of Tokyo to develop a cross-cultural, systems approach to materials science and engineering.

    Today's materials scientists are expected to join multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems. A cooperative materials science course between MIT and the University of Tokyo is teaching students at both schools to incorporate social, political, and economic factors into large-scale engineering solutions.

  • To help alleviate poverty, representatives from MIT D-Lab and Tufts Fletcher School focus on respectful, human-centered research practices in global development.

    When a student now at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy traveled a few years ago to rural India on a research trip to interview farmers, she brought some serious baggage with her: a nearly 200-question survey that took up to five hours to conduct and complete.