A recent op-ed piece in the New York Times on how to attract female engineers noted that D-Lab has had remarkable success drawing women into the program; this past year, 74 percent of D-Lab students were women.
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May 4, 2015
May 4, 2015
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.
April 23, 2015
MISTI Global Teaching Labs has reached over 10,000 foreign high-school students with summer internships and research opportunities.
The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives program (MISTI) places over 500 MIT undergraduate and graduate students with international internship and research opportunities each summer. Through MISTI Global Teaching Labs (GTL), an experimental teaching program, nearly another 150 MIT students now travel abroad during MIT’s January Independent Activities Period (IAP) to teach science and engineering in foreign high schools.
April 13, 2015
As part of the MIT D-Lab: Development class, six students traveled to Peru in January to collaborate with peers from Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) on sustainable housing and energy projects for the village Rayampampa. Teams of students worked remotely throughout the semester running lab experiments and building prototypes in preparation for field work.
April 9, 2015
Global Education and Career Development (GECD) has opened a new satellite office called “GECD Express” in Room 5-118.
The new GECD Express will be open on weekdays through Commencement (Friday, June 5) from 11 am - 3 pm. Students can stop by the small office for answers to quick questions and referral to advising and other resources. Topics include getting jobs and internships, career planning, going abroad, and applying to medical and graduate school. Staff at GECD Express will also offer drop-in advising appointments through May 15. There are three types of drop-ins with different schedules...
April 1, 2015
MacVicar Day examines MIT’s unique partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design.
On January 25, 2010, before signing a formal collaboration agreement between MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), then-MIT President Susan Hockfield said, “Our role will be extensive and direct. MIT faculty will be involved at every stage, from developing new curricula to helping with early deployment, assisting with mentoring, career development programs, and conducting major joint research projects. We also look forward to numerous opportunities for student exchanges and collaborations.”
Five years later, that vision has come to fruition. SUTD is up and running, with over 1,000 students and 101 course offerings, 94 of which were contributed by MIT...
January 20, 2015
October 16, 2014
On Oct. 1, the MIT D-Lab officially began work with Guatemalan social enterprise Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom) to develop scalable, market-based, local community innovations intended to alleviate some of the causes of endemic poverty in rural areas of Guatemala where there is a strong indigenous presence.
"The cooperation between SolCom and D-Lab creates an opportunity for the people of Nebaj [Guatemala] to develop the kind of useful technologies and knowledge that can save time, reduce workload, and improve the welfare of families," comments Miguel Brito, SolCom’s president.
August 16, 2014
How does the MIT community engage in learning, research, service, and work around the world? That's the question GECD posed this summer, in partnership with MISTI, UROP, D-Lab, and the Public Service Center.
July 17, 2014
Nine MIT students and alumni have been awarded U.S. Student Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year. Eight of these are study/research grants and one is a newly created Digital Storytelling Fellowship co-sponsored by National Geographic.