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IDEAS Alumni: Piction Health featured in MIT News!

At the age of 22, when Susan Conover wanted to get a strange-looking mole checked out, she was told it would take three months to see a dermatologist. When the…

IAP Health: Sharon Jiang (’23)

PKG IAP: Health – I came for the program’s eye-catching, bright blue advertisement posters on campus, but I stayed for the collaboration with Boston Medical Center’s Autism Program to learn…

IAP Health: Eren Shin (’24)

As an intern on the Autism Friendly Initiative (AFI) at Boston Medical Center (BMC) this IAP, I was the point person for the take-home Autism Support Checklist (ASC) project. Each…

Social Impact Internships: Liliana Vela (’22)

Background My name is Liliana Vela and I am a senior from Clermont, Florida. I will graduate in the spring with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Biology, and I…

Social Impact Internships: Sydney Dell (’24)

My name is Sydney Dell and I am a rising sophomore at MIT. I’m majoring in course 20, biological engineering, and interned this fall with the Health Plan Administration and…

Social Impact Internships: Anika Wadhera (’25)

My name is Anika Wadhera and I am a freshman from Fremont, CA planning to major in biological engineering (Course 20) and biology (Course 7). Having a vested interest in…

PKG Fellow Isha Mehrotra (’22) featured in MIT News!

“Five second rule!” her classmates shouted as they rushed to pick up some food they had dropped on the ground. At that moment, 10-year-old Isha Mehrotra knew what she wanted…

IDEAS Alum: Biobot Analytics in the Boston Globe!

Biobot Analytics, co-founded by MIT alumna Dr. Mariana Matus and former DUSP Research Fellow Neswha Ghaeli, was a 2017 IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge awardee. When talking with entrepreneurs Mariana Matus…

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…

IDEAS Alum: Insightiv Wins HealthTech Hub Africa Challenge

Insightiv was a 2020 finalist of the PKG Center’s IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge and was awarded $16,000 that year for this outstanding proposal. Insightiv is an Intelligent and Distributed Diagnostics…