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Bhav Jain, PKG Social Impact Intern and IDEAS alum, named 2022 Truman Scholar!

MIT students Bhav Jain and Liberty Ladd have been selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit…

IDEAS Alum: The Practical Education Network featured in MIT News!

In the summer of 2011, MIT PhD student Heather Beem travelled to a rural region of Ghana to try engaging students from low-resource schools in hands-on learning projects. She began…

IDEAS Alum: Safi Organics featured in MIT News!

“Safi [Organics] is decentralizing fertilizer production such that it can be carried out in rural villages for the first time,” Safi co-founder and chief technology officer Kevin Kung SM ’13,…

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…

IDEAS Alum: Spoiler Alert featured in the Boston Globe

While students at MIT, Spoiler Alert co-founders participated in the PKG Center’s IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge. Spoiler Alert is a platform that aims to reduce food waste to increase access…

IDEAS Alumni: Charlene Xia (G), Sustainable Sea

Charlene Xia (G), IDEAS 2021 grantee, was featured by MIT News for her IDEAS project, Sustainable Sea. Xia proposed a machine learning-based aquaculture monitoring and response system that uses microbiome data…

IDEAS Alumni Carbon BioEnergy awarded the Catalyst Grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

IDEAS 2019 Alumni Carbon BioEnergy (formerly InSanirator) has been awarded the Catalyst Grant of $65,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The grant funding will help them develop the next…

IDEAS Alumni Profile: SmartSpout

SmartSpout, a 2014 IDEAS awardee, was recently featured by the University of Toronto Engineering News. IDEAS alumni Natasha Wright and David Meyer (né Taylor) started working on this project when…

IDEAS Alumni Profile: Jessica Xu (’21)

Everything is a canvas for senior Jessica Xu. A prolific artist, Xu has explored a number of media including pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. In her time at…

IDEAS Alumni Profile: TILT

In April of last year, members of the MIT community gathered virtually to celebrate the 19th annual IDEAS Awards presented by the PKG Center for Public Service. IDEAS is MIT’s…