Professor of mechanical engineering brings a long association with D-Lab and a commitment to design for the developing world.
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July 29, 2016
June 16, 2016
Global Education holds an annual photo contest to both promote global awareness on campus and to celebrate students’ global experiences.
May 6, 2016
Five-year funding will expand opportunities for MIT undergraduates.
April 13, 2016
In recent months, four MIT seniors and one alumna have been awarded distinguished fellowships that will fund their graduate studies abroad during the coming academic year.
March 3, 2016
MIT senior will pursue advanced degree in computer science at Cambridge University.
Camilo Ruiz, an MIT senior majoring in biological engineering, is one of 35 American students to be awarded this year’s competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Ruiz will pursue an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at Cambridge University in England. He ultimately plans to return to the United States for further graduate studies in biological engineering, with the goal of creating new and affordable treatments for disease.
February 22, 2016
Freshman learning community recognized as an Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education.
November 16, 2015
P-sets. Dorm Rush. Mystery Hunt. All iconic slices of MIT life. But there’s another MIT beyond this square mile of Cambridge. And that MIT is everywhere.
August 13, 2015
‘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.
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.