Daniel Jimenez SB ’10, MEng ’11, who studied civil engineering at MIT, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013. Jimenez will head to the University of Cambridge this fall to undertake an a Master of Philosophy in engineering for sustainable development. His graduate studies will complement and enrich the work he has already done on structural engineering in the developing world as an MIT student and independently.
While an undergraduate at MIT, Jimenez took part in D-Lab, which allowed him to work with a community-based organization in Zambia called Light of Hope, designing and building soil blocks that are used in affordable housing; he independently acquired funding to continue this work in summer 2010. This experience led to his involvement with Bridges to Prosperity in Bolivia, conducting geographical surveys so that footbridges could be built over impassable rivers in isolated communities. Continue reading the article on MIT news. photo by Genevieve E. Ho