BLOGGING FROM THE FIELD July 1, 2011: Out of the frying pan This last week has been one of the busiest times of my life (and that’s coming from a recent MIT grad!). Since our camps start in a few short days, this is crunch time and our preparation has been a bit of a [...]
BLOGGING FROM THE FIELD June 21, 2011 Buenas. I’m writing from Costa Rica, where I’ve been for only two days but still have a lot to say about it. I’m here working with el Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia (MICIT) on a new project of theirs called Talento Joven (meaning “Young Talent”). The goal of [...]
Drew Minnear ’14 spent IAP 2011 learning about the Cambridge Public School system. Through a Community Service Work-Study position, he worked in the Cambridge School Volunteers office writing public service announcements and distributing them to radio stations while also investigating ways for the office to go paperless. The second part of his job allowed him [...]
During IAP 2010, Ashli Davis ’12 and Merricka Livingstone ’12 worked as homework tutors at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House afterschool program through Community Service Work-Study. The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House is a very short walk from campus in Area IV and is a member of the Kendall Community Group—a collaboration between MIT, local businesses [...]
Summer 2010 Public Service Fellow Christie Lin (’11 Course 22) traveled to Istanbul, Turkey with students at Robert College. Christie, along with students Cemre and Deger, are setting up the chemistry lab experiments in an effort to teach about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. In this photo they are weighing out the metal oxides. [...]
Alexandra Elisa German (G, Course HST) and Grace Sock Leng Teo (G, Course HST) using an activity to explain blockage of blood vessels with coffee sticks and straws during Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week) in November 2010. PhUn Week, a nationwide outreach program building connections between scientists and their local schools, aims to engage students [...]
Harry Benjamin Larman (G, Course HST) explains bones and the skeletons with children for Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week) November 2010. PhUn Week is a nationwide outreach program building connections between scientists and their local schools.