In the world
Researching and writing a thesis (and a blog) in Tanzania
January 6, 2010Mechanical Engineering major, Tish Scolnik ’09, is spending this January developing her thesis focused on appropriate technology for the developing world.
President Hockfield meets key MIT Portugal stakeholders during three-day visit to Lisbon
December 15, 2009Receives first-of-its-kind honorary doctorate from leading Portuguese universities
Initiative targets poor farmers in Africa
December 1, 2009By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.
Of note: Legatum Seed Grant applications now being accepted
November 4, 2009
In the World: A better way to beat around the bush
September 24, 2009International teams in Ghana tackle local needs of village farmers for better methods and devices to harvest their crops
PDAs aren't just for checking e-mail
February 11, 2009Researchers use handheld devices to monitor TB patients in Peru
Simple insulation could combat heat, cold and noise
July 1, 2008Work could impact millions around world