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IDEAS Alum BendShelters Awarded $25K Grant by FIRE at MITdesignX!

BendShelters was a finalist at the 2024 MIT PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge. BentShelters provides sustainable, modular, and easily deployable bamboo shelters for displaced populations in Myanmar, a Southeast Asian…

IDEAS Alum TOPPA Wins 2024 MITdesignX ‘Most Impactful Venture’!

TOPPA was a finalist in the 2024 PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge! TOPPA goal is to empower millions of wheelchair users nationwide with the technology to take care of their…

IDEAS 2023 Finalist, Sunona (formerly PocketChart), Receives an Inaugural MIT Ingnite Flagship Prize!

Read more about Sunona (formerly PocketChart) here! This semester, students and postdocs across MIT were invited to submit ideas for the first-ever MIT Ignite: Generative AI Entrepreneurship Competition. Over 100 teams…

PKG IDEAS Alum Anh Vu Sawyer Featured in Oprah Daily!

Anh Vu Sawyer was a finalist in the 2020 MIT PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge. Anh was a team leader for BeTu. Learn more about BeTu here! With an ever-widening…

PKG IDEAS Grantee Abigail Schipper ’23 Featured in MIT News!

Abigail Schipper is a part of the MIT PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge $20,000 grantee team LifeSaveHer. Read more about LifeSaveHer here! Abigail also held an internship in London through…

MIT PKG IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Grants More Than $60,000 to Student-led Teams to Address Pressing Societal Issues

Written by Helen Wajda This article was featured on MIT News! Click here to see the article on their website. Now in its 22nd year, the MIT Priscilla King Gray (PKG)…

Three PKG Students awarded 2023 Fulbright Fellowships!

Thirteen MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have been awarded Fulbright fellowships and will embark on projects overseas in the 2023-24 grant year. Four other MIT affiliates were offered awards…

PKG Alum, Mercy Oladipo featured in MIT News!

Choosing a major was a long process for Mercy Oladipo. Coming into MIT, she was interested in both computer science and medicine, but a plan for how those passions would…

IDEAS Alums named two of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2022

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. Out of the Box, a mobile, modular…

Former PKG Students, Matthew Kearney and Jupneet Singh, named 2023 Rhodes Scholars

Matthew Kearney and Jupneet Singh are two of three MIT students who have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship! The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award…