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    Pathways to the Tech Industry

    Chelsea will spend summer 2014 in San Francisco, where she will be working with an organization called CODE2040 to design educational interventions that support pathways into the tech sector for Black and Latino/a college students. She will also conduct fieldwork to understand how informal learning experiences translate into meaningful career opportunities for software developers. The [...]

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    Designing Zion House in Tanzania

    Designing Zion House in Tanzania

    Claudia spent Summer 2014 working with The Olive Branch for Children and their Zion House project in Tanzania. The organization’s main objective is to “help remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establish programs that target the most vulnerable.”  The organization runs two homes for vulnerable children, the Zion Home (30 kids) and the [...]

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    Social Media Decision Making at the Red Cross

    Lauren will spend Summer 2014 working in Washington, DC with the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Her project is titled ‘Evaluation of Social Media Use in Decision Making at the American Red Cross and FEMA’ and aims to identify ways that these two agencies can improve their existing capabilities [...]

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    Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

      Lee is a DUSP-PSC Summer Intern. The DUSP-PSC program is a collaboration between the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Public Service Center to support Urban Studies and Planning students whose internships combine community service with career development. Lee  will work with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Roxbury, Boston on its [...]

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    Open Style Labs

    Grace is spending her summer heading up Open Style Lab, a 10-week educational program at MIT that creates clothing for people with disabilities that limit their clothing choice. She will be bringing together 30 students from engineering, design and occupational therapy courses, to design and prototype clothing with and for 10 clients with disabilities. The [...]

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    Mobile Phone Pneumonia Screening Devices

    Sara Dolcetti is in India during the summer of 2014, accelerating the development of a low-cost mobile phone-based thermal imaging device to screen for pneumonia, the leading cause of death in children less than 5 years of age.  She was awarded the MIT Becky-Vest Fellowship in 2014 for this work. Read all about Sara’s work and follow [...]

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