D-Lab

D-Lab subjects are listed under the Edgerton Center (EC) subject number. To learn more about D-Lab visit d-lab.mit.edu. Note that not all classes are available every term. Please look at individual listings or course schedule to see what is offered.

Applications of Energy in Global Development (G) (Formerly, D-Lab: Energy Applications)

Engages students in advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 7, which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy systems, through community-based approaches.

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Applications of Energy in Global Development (U) (Formerly D-Lab: Energy Applications)

Engages students in advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 7, which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy systems, through community-based approaches.

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D-Lab: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Focuses on disseminating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or water/environment innovations in developing countries and underserved communities worldwide.

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D-Lab: Build-Its (G)

Engages students in the creation of “build-its,” hands-on pedagogical tools developed by D-Lab to teach workshop and design skills to a diverse audience around the world.

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D-Lab: Build-Its (U)

Engages students in the creation of “build-its,” hands-on pedagogical tools developed by D-Lab to teach workshop and design skills to a diverse audience around the world.

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D-Lab: Design (EC.720J/ 2.722)

Addresses problems faced by underserved communities with a focus on design, experimentation, and prototyping processes. Particular attention placed on constraints faced when designing for developing countries.

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D-Lab: Design for Scale (2.729J)

Focuses on product development of technologies for people in less industrialized markets. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop previously established prototypes or technologies towards manufacturing-ready product designs.

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D-Lab: Development (G)

Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises.

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D-Lab: Development (U)

Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises.

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D-Lab: Earth

Multidisciplinary seminar that explores the dynamic nexus connecting natural resources, global biodiversity, and human well-being. Includes guest lectures, experiential activities and projects.

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