2014 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowships awarded to MIT grads

March 21, 2014

Sixteen postgraduate students have been chosen from twelve partner universities to receive the prestigious 2014 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship.  The Fellowship program, a joint initiative between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in the UK and the Schmidt Family Foundation in the US, offers an innovation platform for postgraduate students and academics from leading international design, engineering & business schools to redesign the economy. Two of these awards came from MIT: Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina from MIT Sloan (mentor: Jason Jay), and Jonathan Krones from ESD (mentor John Fernandez).  Ricky, Emily, and Jason’s project concerned the reuse and reduced waste of food using circular economy principles.  Jonathan and John’s project was related to the reuse and recycle of industrial waste material back into industry.  The fellowship includes an exciting international experience via an all-expenses paid summer school in London, UK for both the students and their faculty mentor.

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