Explore the Public Service of Giving with SP.256
December 16, 2021 SP.256: Informed Philanthropy in Theory and Action is one of the PKG Center’s core academic courses. The course explores the potential and pitfalls of philanthropy as a…
PKG Center Alumni: Where are they now?
In November 2021, the PKG Center invited three recent alumnae, Eleane Lema ‘21 (Course V-7), Ivana Alardin ‘21 (Course VI), and Flora Klise ‘21 (Course II), to share about their…
Shirley McBay, former dean of student affairs and PKG Center co-founder, dies at 86
In 1988, Shirley McBay, trailblazing mathematician and dean of student affairs, co-founded the MIT Public Service Center (now the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center ‘PKG Center’) along with First…
IDEAS Alumni: Insightiv Wins HealthTech Hub Africa Challenge
Insightiv was a 2020 IDEAS Challenge finalist and was awarded $16,000 that year for this outstanding proposal. Insightiv is an Intelligent and Distributed Diagnostics Platform that leverages connectivity and Artificial…
Social Impact Internships: Emily Kiley (’22)
Agriculture is a large contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 10% of all U.S. emissions according to the EPA.  Enteric fermentation in cattle, residue management in crops,…
PKG Fellowships: Jupneet Singh (’23)
Meet Jupneet Singh, a member of the Class of 2023 and Summer ‘21 PKG Fellow who partnered with the Ventura County Family Justice Center. Learn more about her aspirations and…
Social Impact Internships: Mauricio Barba da Costa (’24)
My name is Mauricio Barba da Costa and I’m a rising sophomore from Delray Beach, Florida, a suburb of Miami. I’m pursuing a major in math with computer science (18C)…
Social Impact Internships: Kathleen Bailey (’24)
My name is Kathleen Bailey, and I’m a rising sophomore in Course 10, Chemical Engineering. I’m very interested in working on methods to combat climate change and understanding how climate…
PKG Fellow: Max Williamson featured in MIT News
During his first year at MIT, Max Williamson felt lost and unsure of his long-term goals. By spring, he faced what felt like a career-altering decision: pursue a coveted summer…
PKG Fellowships: Mallika Pajjuri (’23)
Meet Mallika Pajjuri, a Class of 2023 Member and recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace fellowship. Mallika worked hard to reduce political polarization during her fellowship and engage youth…