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Millions of people die each year as a result of soot or smoke inhalation from these wood-burning cookstoves. A team of students from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and MIT D-Lab are helping a start-up in Uganda manufacture charcoal briquettes that produce a cleaner burn, minimizing these health risks.
In class 2.00b, Toy Product Design, offered by MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, first-year students get hands-on engineering and product design experience while developing a prototype for a new toy.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
MIT Open Space Programming jointly launched a new lighting installation, “MIT Illuminations,” in partnership with SOSO, an MIT-alumni-founded experiential design firm. MIT Alum involved include MechE’s Victor Hung ’14.
Loewen Cavill ’20 hopes to shatter the taboo, and provide menopausal individuals with much-needed relief in the process.
It is the ongoing and generous support of the MechE community that allows the Department to continue its cutting-edge research and attract the best and brightest students and faculty. From student fellowships, excellence funds, faculty chair endowments, and lab support, there are a multitude of ways to support the Department of Mechanical Engineering in its mission to change the world for the better.
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