Content tagged ‘public service’
Elisha Goodman is enabling people to grow their own food, allowing them to become more self-reliant, healthy, and whole.
Thousands of MIT students are participating in public service projects across the globe to gain leadership skills and to better serve the world.
Freshman David Young, who developed "green" cement, is now building low-income houses in Guatemala.
Senior Justin Tan is establishing a chain of stroke rehabilitation clinics across Southeast Asia.
Journalist Tom Brokaw visits MIT, urging the community to use technology wisely.
Samiksha '10 and Shriddha '09 Nayak changed the lives of 150 children in a rural village in India when they bought them a computer.
Students say sitting in a classroom is a great way to learn, but when you add hands-on work, the experience is amplified. It’s like learning in stereo.
Senior Genevieve Ricart gives up her spring break to visit New Orleans, where she helped rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
Prof. Esther Duflo, who co-founded MIT's Poverty Action Lab, is working to improve the income level and quality of life of the poor.
Junior Patrick Hart organized a dozen MIT students to go to Huntington, W. Va., to build low-cost housing for a family in need.
Grad student Solomon Assefa co-founded a group that teaches Internet technology to students in Africa.
Michael Best of the Media Lab is now exploring how information technology improves life in the developing world.
MIT students -- who are involved in community service more than ever before -- say the more you give, the more that flows right back.
Lee and Geri Martin's gifts to MIT are supporting the life and health of the world.
Alumnus Jim Taylor pledges $150,000 to support the Public Service Center.
Jessie "Little Doe" Fermino, a Mashpee Indian, is working to revive the Wampanoag language.
Junior Helena Fu gave up her spring break this year to work with the homeless in Tennessee.
Architecture Prof. Jan Wampler and 11 grad students designed a 50-unit housing community in Turkey.
Amy Smith, the first woman to win the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, invents solutions to Third World problems.