MIT engineers make filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~8 min

MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19

Entrepreneurial groups around the Institute have launched initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE • mit
June 20, 2018 ~8 min

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

MIT Federal Credit Union presents 2018 scholarships, People Helping People Award | MIT News

MIT senior Nick Schwartz honored for his service to the community; six high school and college students awarded $1,000 Memorial Scholarships.

Scott Hanna | MIT Federal Credit Union • mit
April 30, 2018 ~4 min

Introducing a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to conducting comparative product evaluations | MIT News

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation teams up with the Technology Exchange Lab to produce a toolkit for technology evaluation in global development.

Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation | MIT D-Lab • mit
April 25, 2018 ~6 min

Tata Center adds eight new projects to its 2018-2019 portfolio | MIT News

MIT principal investigators will receive funding and support for projects seeking an impact in the developing world.

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 12, 2018 ~1 min

3Q: Juliana Mitkiewicz on sustainable development and empowering women in developing countries | MIT News

Former MIT D-Lab visiting graduate student is helping local communities address environmental challenges, improve regional economies, and promote gender equality.

Cátia Bandeiras | School of Engineering • mit
April 6, 2018 ~5 min

Bringing meaningful technologies to market | MIT News

MIT senior and Rhodes Scholar Matthew Chun wants to promote innovation that enhances quality of life in developing countries.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
March 1, 2018 ~8 min

Turning any room into an operating room | MIT News

With a product called SurgiBox, grad student Sally Miller hopes to make safe, clean surgery possible anywhere.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Jan. 8, 2018 ~5 min