MISTI 2.0 winners include two EECS student projects

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Monday, November 23, 2009 (All day)

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) has awarded four student projects funding for international collaborations through its new initiative, MISTI 2.0. Two of these projects are designed and run by EECS students who had participated recently in the MISTI program.

The two projects designed by EECS students include "A Rural Household Energy Production Cooperative (in China) developed and run by EECS students Scot Frank, Amy Qian and Wendi Zhang and "Quantitative Stress Measurements of Bulk Microdefects in Multicrystalline Silicon" developed in Germany by EECS student Vidya Ganapati. See a recent visual report on the rural energy cooperative in China.

MISTI 2.0 encourages MISTI alums to build on their international experience by teaming with former host country employees and other relevant partners to pursue collaborative research and projects. By integrating their applied knowledge from MISTI training and internships abroad, students are able to continue fostering global collaborations between faculty, research scientists and peers and learn how to facilitate projects across cultures.

Read about more of these efforts from a recent EECS spotlight on the EECS/MISTI opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in MIT EECS.