Youth Outreach

Hands-on learning, D-Lab-style



D-Lab Open Workshop

Lean Research for International Development is an approach to field research in the contexts of poverty and development work which seeks to maximize benefit and minimize burden and waste for all stakeholders.
Building on human-centered approaches to development and design, Lean Research places the experience of the research subject at the center of the research activity. 
Lean Research is rigorous research that is also respectful, relevant and right-sized. By creating a respectful and enjoyable experience for human subjects in the context of research questions that are relevant to key stakeholders—including human subjects—Lean Research seeks to: 
Increase the quality of information gathered through research
Improve the usefulness of research findings for key stakeholders
Enable both the research process and outputs to benefit study subjects and their communitie
TUESDAYS, 1 PM - 2 PM each week through May 2015

For middle schools students, high school students, and homeschoolers 

Open workshops provide participants with a hands-on experience on D-Lab’s approach to building technology. Participants will learn about some of the technologies designed by D-Lab with communities abroad and engage in building one of these solutions or in a design activity. Current hands-on activities include topics such as design, water testing and filtering, biofuels and renewable energy.

Email Workshops limited to 20 and must have a minimum of five students.

D-Lab Youth Tours

TUESDAYS, 1 PM - 2 PM each week through May 2015
For middle schools students, high school students, and homeschoolers 

Visit D-Lab and learn about how we contribute to alleviating poverty through building technology! The tour showcases some of the technologies D-Lab has developed in partnerships with communities around the world. Participants learn about the stories and the people that led to the development of the technologies and how they are used. 


D-Lab Design Reviews

BY REQUEST. Email D-Lab Youth
For high school students and educators

Design reviews offer the opportunity for educators and learners to bring their projects to D-Lab and share them with experts at MIT. Participants present their ideas, receive feedback, and network with reviewers to discuss next steps.

Email with a brief description of your organization, a short description of the project(s) you are interested in bringing, and potential dates and times.