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    Bluelight update: pilot test + departure

    Bluelight update: pilot test + departure

    Well. Once again I don’t have Internet.  But this time, I’m sitting on a plane back to the States. Lufthansa apparently now offers wi-fi on their flights. But let’s be real; as a graduate student, I’m at the bottom of the academic ecosystem: the vulture.  The next time you attend a talk, look around and [...]

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    Bluelight update: What's yo name? What's yo numba? Networking to the max in Jordan!

    Bluelight update: What’s yo name? What’s yo numba? Networking to the max in Jordan!

    Well. It’s just another day at the apartment with no Internet! Ack! As an MIT grad student, Internet is like the oxygen that I breathe. Without it, it’s hard to function! I feel like the only other people who would understand this are fellow tied-to-my-laptop MITers. In any case, the past ten days have been [...]

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    Welcome to Ahmedabad!

    Welcome to Ahmedabad!

    Jie and I have been in Ahmedabad for about a week now but it feels like we have been here for much longer. So much has happened to us and we are becoming acquainted with so many wonderful people and organizations that it’s hard to keep track of everything. We are here as a team [...]

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    Marhaba from Bluelight in Jordan!

    Marhaba from Bluelight in Jordan!

    I have been very thankful to receive funding from the MIT IDI Technology Dissemination Fellowship.  With their support, I am able to report live from our livingroom here in Amman. But first… introductions! My name is Hoda Eydgahi and I am a final year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science [...]

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    Summer Public Service Fellows/Interns begin their projects

    Summer Public Service Fellows/Interns begin their projects

    Summer is here, and for the Public Service Center, that means our Fellows and Interns are either already hard at work at their destinations or getting ready to implement their public service projects around the globe. This summer, our students’ projects range from setting up a science lab and Internet connection at a school in [...]

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    Azadpur Mandi- Delhi’s Wholesale Produce Market

    Paul Artiuch and Sam Kornstein are graduate students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Throughout the month of January researched market-oriented approaches to reducing agricultural food waste in India. BLOGGING FROM THE FIELD January 10, 2012 Soon after arriving in Delhi, we took a walk over to a local market and spoke with a [...]

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