D-Lab's 150 Showcase Schedule & Change in Open Hours Location

To celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary, D-Lab is highlighting 150 international development projects from 2010-2011 and offering a range of opportunities for the MIT community and general public to get involved and learn about D-Lab’s work. D-Lab students and staff have been traveling around the world to collaborate with community partners in the design, development and dissemination of appropriate technologies in agriculture, health, energy, water, sanitation, mobility, education and communication.

Come by and check out a poster display of all 150 recent projects in Lobby 10 of MIT from March 15 - 17, and try out several hands-on demonstrations. Chat with D-Lab students and staff to hear about their work and stories from all over the world! Special events are scheduled throughout the week, including:


Tuesday, March 15

  • 10am - 6pm: Ongoing demonstrations and exhibits. (Lobby 10)
  • 11am - 2pm: Weekly D-Lab Open Hours. (Lobby 10 - please note the change from our usual E34 location!)
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: Join us for the Mixer Mixer, co-hosted with Development Ventures and Sloan SEID. Learn how to make pedal-powered blenders and chat about social entrepreneurship over homemade smoothies and snacks! (Lobby 10)
  • 7pm - 9pm: Designing and Manufacturing Behavioral Diagnostics: Work with D-Lab and IIH researchers to make XoutTB test strips for use in a clinical trial in Karachi, Pakistan. XoutTB combines the latest findings from psychological and economic research and innovations in chemical and mechanical engineering to help patients adhere to complex tuberculosis drug regimes. (D-Lab, E34-230)

Wednesday, March 16 

  • 10am - 6pm: Ongoing demonstrations and exhibits. (Lobby 10)
  • 12pm - 1pm: Food for Thought: Join practitioners and academics for a discussion and brainstorming session on technologies to bridge the gap between humanitarian relief and development. Bring your own lunch, and we'll provide cookies and lemonade. (13-2137)

Thursday, March 17 

  • 10am - 6pm: Ongoing demonstrations and exhibits. (Lobby 10)
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Brown bag lunch presentation on D-Lab Schools’ work in Cambodia. (3-412)

Please help us spread the word - thanks and hope to see you there!