Student Projects & Presentations

Student projects in D-Lab classes are defined by community partners and social ventures around the world - we don't always know what is needed, but our community partners do, and our students have technical knowledge and skills to contribute to that work.

Each semester, through a selection of full-semester classes, our students form into teams to work on projects framed by community partners – NGOs, local nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs. At the end of each semester, students present their work to their peers, partners, and guests.

D-Lab Spring 2022 Final Student Project Presentations
Open to all!

D-Lab: Design

Instructors: Sorin Grama, Eliza Squibb
Presentations: Thursday, May 5th, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, MIT Room N51-350 + Zoom

  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Congo Clothing Company Consultants
  • Ghana: Moving Health
  • Mexico: Mobility Independent Device
  • Liberia: Environmental Rescue Initiative
  • Uganda: Outbox Water Harvester

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

Instructors: Susan Murcott, Julie Simpson
Presentations: Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, MIT Room N51-350 + Zoom

  • US: Net Zero MIT Buildings
  • US: MIT x Emerald Tutu
  • US: Climate Clock
  • US: Building Resilience in Aquaculture
  • US: Engineering Solutions for a Cleaner World: A Guide Through the Operations of the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team

D-Lab Schools - Building Technology Lab

Instructor: Les Norford

 

D-Lab: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Instructors: Libby Hsu, Susan Murcott
Presentations: Tuesday, May 10, 12:30 PM, MIT Room N51-310 + Zoom

  • US: Trade-offs between Flood Water (Stormwater) Discharge and Water Quality of the Stormwater Inputs to the Charles River
  • Madagascar: Desalination prototypes for arid communities
  • Tajikistan: Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Management Planning
  • Pakistan: Purification of fluoride-contaminated drinking water in Thal desert areas
  • Nigeria: Household-Scale Ultraviolet Water Purification System for sub-Saharan Africa

Design for Complex Environmental Issues

Instructors: Ari Epstein, Joel Grimm, Libby Hsu
Presentations: Monday, May 2, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, MIT Lobby 13 (behind 105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)

  • US: Prototyping ergonomic, capacity, and safety improvements to the bicycle trailers used by the Pedal People cooperative to haul recycling and compost in the city of Northampton, Massachusetts

Humanitarian Innovation

Instructors: Amy Smith, Martha Thompson
Presentations: TBA

  • Uganda: Ethanol cooking
  • Uganda: Washing Machine
  • Uganda: Cassava Grater

Introduction to Energy in Global Development

Instructors: Stewart Isaacs, Eric Verploegen
Presentations: Friday, April 29, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, MIT Room N51-310 + Zoom

Leadership in Design

Instructors: Sorin Grama, Eliza Squibb
Presentations: Friday, May 6th, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, MIT Room N51-350 + Zoom

  • Global: Design visual instructions for box installation
  • Global: Design new icepacks for vaccine insulation and transportation box
  • Global: Improve filter design for water pump