The first MIT-Africa Interest Group (MAIG) meeting of the semester will be held Wednesday, September 16, 5–7 pm, in the Whitehead Institute Cafeteria, 9 Cambridge Center. Dinner will be provided through generous sponsorship from Associate Provost Philip Khoury.
This meeting, will be aimed at reconnecting the community and welcoming incoming students and others, hosting report backs from summer activities in Africa and discussing MIT-AFRICA plans for the semester.
Included in presentations are:
- Michael Beeler, PhD, Operation Research, RARE Education, Kenya
- Brandon Benson ’17, Physics, Market research for avocado oil extraction, Tanzania
- Chukwunwike Iloeje, PhD, Mechanical Engineering & Babatunde Alawode, Graduate
- Student, Mechanical Engineering, Impact Labs, Nigeria
- Megan Mansfield, ’16, EAPS, South African Astronomical Observatory(SAAO)
- Margaret Okobi, ’16, Biology, Early Infant Diagnosis, Nat. Health Laboratory, South Africa
Additionally, there will be courses offered this semester focused on Africa, particularly, Professor Clapperton Mavhunga’s STS.089 Technology and Innovation in Africa. Photo by Cristina Rigutto