Academics
  • The Edgerton Center offers a wide range of subjects for MIT students
    The Edgerton Center offers a wide range of subjects for MIT students
  • Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation are discussed in the class
    Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation are discussed in the class
    Dominick Reuter

Academics

For-credit subjects are designed to provide students with experiential knowledge of how to make things work, be it building a microcontroller or developing a strobe-photography experiment. The suite of D-Lab subjects teaches students to apply their knowledge to help solve technical challenges in the developing world.

The Edgerton Center also supports MIT students’ independent projects, and offers a variety of projects through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). And there is a summer short program in high-speed imaging for professionals.

Subjects
Electronics Project Laboratory, D-Lab Development, and Strobe Lab are a few representative subjects.
 

Independent Projects
Build a potato cannon, a solar panel, or an electric skateboard; the choice is yours.
 

UROPs
Edgerton UROPs range in scope from electronics to design projects to teaching in the K–12 outreach program.
 

Short Program for Professionals
A one-week program designed for scientists, engineers, and photographers.