Social Innovation Exploration FPOP 

Social Innovation Exploration FPOP [SIE]

We think every student is an innovator at MIT—even if sometimes that title can be intimidating. SIE welcomes first year students into the social innovation and entrepreneurship community while introducing the MIT PKG Public Service Center as the entryway to public service and meaningful social change.

Students in teams will design interventions that solve a pressing social issue facing MIT’s campus, food insecurity, through a lens of climate and sustainability. The program involves 5 days of:

*LEARNING about social change, social innovation and entrepreneurship, and systems-thinking approaches to food and sustainability on our campus  

*REFLECTING on the role that power and privilege play, for which communities food insecurity is the biggest challenge and why, and how social identities impact our world views

*EXPLORING the social innovation and entrepreneurship resources on campus

*DESIGNING interventions to this year’s problem space by building rapid prototypes, applying principles of community-centered design, and considering social entrepreneurship frameworks

Program Dates for new students are Tuesday 8/20 – Saturday 8/24.

Be on the lookout for when FPOP applications open on the Office of the First Year website!