NormanMacrae.net -Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Project E1 of 20 rerank business schools by capability to openly linkin missing Susstainability MBA
Have you been in touch with Satish since we all met 2 years ago. I am not sure if I have directly introduced you and Naila- Naila is in the middle of all infomation technology futures of yunus
Friends and i aim to arrange a meeting of technologists who want to make commitments to yunus during his vist to address US congress; more generally I want to criss-cross anyone at MIT whose sees their future curriculum overlapping with yunus partners as I still have to believe that the open smba across leading universities of the world is a hugely valuable knowledge field - one that if we could link it in properly would enaable yunus to eventually more than compensate his poor members (Grameen)
at the moment if we were to make a map of universities up for co-creating the open smba by interconnecting moduels that eacvh was most practised at:
HEC in paris would be most central -especially with both danone and schneider electric sponsoring yunus chair and this quote of yunus when speaking to leaders at schneider The future will be decided by two key things that we have right now. One is energy – how we bring our energy out to people’s lives – and the other is information technology. If these two things can be combined together, the world would be a completely different place
Glasgow Universities as publishers of the journal of social business
Kyushu in Japan that is committed to linking in any japanese tech knowhow that can have advatage to poor
While I am not aware of a chinese university partner- I remain confident that jack ma of alibaba (ie with ebay of china), microcredit and social busness relationships of yunus in china, and mobile tagtech of estelle's family will one day become a paradigm wave in asia
I imagine queen sofia can be asked to get attention of one spanish university and believe bula and current PM of Brazil will linkin ione brazilian uni
we have somewhat lost touch with who is doing what at AIT bangkok but I think the director of the ait yunus partnership helped start up brac university
somehow if only we could get a representative of each of these institutes on the same circulation list it would seem to be the right to time to chat to anyone in MIT who might get the vision of inetrconnecting all of this
will be in paris in 10 days time with opportunity to chat to danone's senior people to see if they will get one of benedict or frederick at hec to be more proactive in inviting inter-university colabs; it would be useful to have one friend at MIT before going who could be mentioned as a person they cpould start linking in; any views on whether Satish might be that person; Halima is well connecetd with extrenal mit entrepreneurial alumni chapter that stretch through 24 locations but an academic inside MIT who is up for linking together the missing curriculum is what I dont think we have yet
the mit global challenge process is awesome - wonder how to linkin most effectively
And the 2011 Winners Are…
(Browse teams here: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams)
$5000 Community Choice Awards
$5000, $7500 and $10,000 IDEAS Juried Awards
$10,000 Global Challenge Juried Awards
http://energyidea.xvm.mit.edu/doku.php http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/138#ontheweb real cool team - need to see if one of them will become a good news corespondent at www.youthandyunus.com
Anna Waldman-Brown (MIT SB'11 Courses 8, 21W) worked with Ned and Aron to develop an alternative energy curriculum in Ghana last summer. She also taught classes on oil mining in Ecuador, and worked on photovoltaics and solar thermal technology in Nicaragua with D-Lab. Despite her comprehensive theoretical understanding of energy generation, she can successfully explain its concepts.
Aron Walker (MIT SB'07 Courses 10,12) is a fourth year U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania. He spent the first three years teaching high school chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geography, and is now training future science teachers. As the founder and coordinator of the Shika na Mikono Project (an effort by Peace Corps Volunteers to develop and disseminate methods for hands on science education with low cost and locally available materials), he has facilitated four Peace Corps trainings and a dozen official trainings for Tanzanian teachers. He has published a manual on hands-on science education for Peace Corps Volunteers and is currently authoring four other books, three of them in collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education.
Brianna Conrad (MIT SB'11 Courses 6-1, 8) has considerable hands-on electrical engineering experience, and has worked with wind power, photovoltaics, and solar thermal technology.
Fareeha Safir (MIT SB'13 Course 2) has worked for Global Cycle Solutions on a bicycle-powered grain mill, and with MIT's D-Lab to design a lighter rickshaw truss. As a member of Engineers Without Borders she has designed a solar powered lighting solution in collaboration with the community of Degeya, Uganda.
Edward Burnell (MIT SB'13 Course 2) worked with Anna last summer to develop a hands-on energy curriculum in the Ghana Fab Lab. Before making solar panels with Ghanaian high school students, he worked with Grace teaching grade school energy generation lessons in Ghana and at MIT's Edgerton Outreach Center. He designed and constructed the blades for a 600 Watt stall-control wind turbine, and is currently teaching a class in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering class on the design and construction of small turbines.
Jessica Huang (MIT D-Lab Staff) has background in civil/environmental engineering and has worked with communities in Ecuador, Uganda, Honduras, Cambodia, India, Ghana, China and Nicaragua. She also taught middle school and high school students about water issues and treatment technologies in Thailand and Egypt. When she was a student at Berkeley, she facilitated the “Energy 101” course for the minor program in the Energy and Resources Department for 5 semesters. Before coming to D-Lab, she did a fellowship at Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection, where she researched innovations in renewable energy and energy efficiency and developed strategies to communicate them to policymakers, business leaders, and people from all walks of life. She is now working at D-Lab on education initiatives and helping to coordinate projects in Southeast Asia.
Madeline Hickman (MIT SB'11 Course 2) has spent several months working with D-Lab community partners in Ghana, Kenya, and India, including work on bicycle rickshaws and motorized mobility aids. She has worked on projects related to both education and alternative energy in the developing world, and has mentored several design classes at MIT. She raced across Australia with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team, and once taught workshops with several teammates at a school in Hong Kong.
Grace Kane (MIT SB'11 Course 2) worked with D-Lab health for a week in Nicaragua, and traveled throughout Ghana with D-Lab over IAP. She has taught engineering classes for high schoolers at both the Boston Fab Lab and the Edgerton Center for several years, as has worked as a teaching assistant in ESG. She has conducted research in ocean engineering and fluid dynamics, and has previously researched alternative energy generation.
Michael Semone (Harvard SB'11, Course 2) worked closely with eighth grade students in Massachusetts to study “how students learn engineering” and practice inquiry-based and guided-teaching methods. In addition to his weekly presence in the classroom, Michael worked with small teams of undergraduates to produce demonstrations and activities for the eighth graders. Michael has professional experience in custom product design and prototyping, including knowledge of industry and various manufacturing methods.
Heather Beem (MIT PhD '13 Course 2) has engineering experience that spans various sectors of academia and industry. Her current research is a cross of design and fluid mechanics, and it is uncovering new insight that could be applied to ocean/wind energy extraction. She looks forward to this project bringing together two things she enjoys: building things and working with students.