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Fellowship and IDEAS Alum: Takachar featured in MIT News!

To prepare fields for planting, farmers the world over often burn corn stalks, rice husks, hay, straw, and other waste left behind from the previous harvest. In many places, the…

IDEAS Alum: Essmart featured in MIT News!

Universities like MIT have produced a number of innovative products for people in low-resource communities around the world. But in order for those products to make an impact, they have…

IDEAS Alum: Insightiv featured in MIT News!

The world is facing a maternal health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 810 women die each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Two-thirds…

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…

IDEAS Alumni: OnePower featured in MIT News!

Matt Orosz’s mission for the last 20 years can be explained with a single picture: a satellite image of the world at night, with major cities blazing with light and…

21st annual MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge supports students leading social innovation

The MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge was featured on MIT News! Click here to see the article on their site. Over the past 21 years, the MIT PKG Center’s IDEAS…

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: 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…