Daily Archive for January 16th, 2012

This year’s teams on the field over IAP

Follow the Takachar team (http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/234) as they begin research in Nairobi on how improve the sustainability and security of cooking fuel.  http://takachar.blogspot.com/view/classic

Follow Diana Jue from Essmart (http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/240) as she tests ideas about technology dissemination. http://mitpsc.mit.edu/blog/?page_id=2219

Follow Greg Tao from ALCAS last year (http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/213) as he continues his project: http://mitpsc.mit.edu/blog/?page_id=2229

IAP Opportunities with IDEAS Global Challenge

Check out some helpful events happening over IAP (http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/news/view/206):

Pahoehoe: Do-Gooders Behind the Desk – Thu Jan 19, 12-01:30pm, 1-135

RSVP to hynd@mit.edu


Join us to hear from five MIT staff members who are making a difference in communities near and far. You’ll hear about a rowing program for cancer survivors, cell phone technology for detecting hearing loss in Brazil, athletes who are running to end cancer, and more.

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Answers to your Intellectual Property Questions

January 25 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm, 4-153

Starting a new company? Working on a new technology? Looking to learn more about intellectual property? Come join intellectual property attorney Peter Gordon, founder of Patent GC LLC, for an open question and answer session. RSVP to globalchallenge-rsvp@mit.edu with IP in the subject

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Starting Up Your Startup
Thu Jan 26, 03-04:00pm, 3-270

Do you have a brilliant idea but no clue on how to take it to the next level? Our panel discussion of Start-Upswill have speakers at various stages in the Start-Up process from sloppy beginnings to smooth runnings. Preregistration requested through CareerBridge.
Web: http://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student

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(Public) Service Smorgasbord: Eats and Opportunities

Tuesday, January 31 – noon – 1:30pm, W20-491

RSVP to http://bit.ly/ti9Bhx

What type of service do you want to do? Maybe you want to tutor high school students in Cambridge, be paid for public service work with a great organization whoneeds your help, work with a community partner somewhere else in the world, or develop a new solution to deliver impact. We’ll have an open conversation over a smorgasbord of food to share with you the best way to get started on public service or to try something new.

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Design to Scale – Developing Technologies for Global Impact

Thursday, February 2; 3:30 – 5:00pm, at MIT in building 56-114

Working to scale a technology designed for the bottom of the pyramid? Come join for the first of a series of events as we lay the foundation for what to consider when designing for global impact.  RSVP to http://bit.ly/vth7Id

Sponsored by D-Lab, IDEAS Global Challenge, International Development Initiative, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, Public Service Center, SEID.