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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 engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
Anette ‘Peko’ Hosoi finds inspiration while downhill biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire.
MIT engineers, including Giovanni Traverso, have designed a new type of stent that could be used to deliver drugs to the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, or other tubular organs in the body.
The Practical Education Network, founded by MechE Alum Heather Beam in 2014, cultivates a version of MIT’s hands-on teaching methodology in low-resource communities.
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