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Engineering Systems Design April 29, 2011

Posted by Hosoi in CIR Track, Classes, Energy Track, Management Track, PD Track, Robotics Track.
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This Fall a new course, 2.013, will be offered as an alternative to 2.009. The class will be centered around a team project to design a long endurance power system for autonomous underwater vehicles. The class will be limited to twenty to thirty students who will have the opportunity to work with engineers from Lincoln Lab. More info available here.


6.976 The Founder’s Journey July 29, 2010

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Do you want to start your own company? Want to learn from others who’ve started companies?  In this course you’ll get immersed in building a company from scratch.  Does your idea make sense?  Is this the right time to launch?  Who else should be on your team?  Are you cut out for this?  We explore these questions, with an emphasis on the first-time technical founder.  You’ll work in teams to transform a core idea into a startup business.  Even if you’re not ready for a startup, this class provides an exploration of leadership, innovation, and creativity as seen through the lens of a startup founder.  http://founders.mit.edu

Class will be a combination of lecture, guest speakers, and group exercises. Dinner will be provided by us every class.

Meets Monday 5p-9p plus one 2 hr weekly recitation
Undergrads welcome with permission
Units: 6-0-6 (grad H level)

Instructors: Ken Zolot and Hemant Taneja, with guidance from Hal Abelson
Enrollment is limited.  Priority for pre-registrants.

4.268 meets with 6.077: Design Innovation for Distributed Energy January 29, 2010

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Instructors: Professor Marc Baldo, PhD., Professor Sheila Kennedy, AIA
TAs: Carlijn Mulder, Sasa Zivovic
Class: F 2-5 PM
Units: 3-3-6 (*Can be taken as 9 Units by Undergrads w/ Permission of Instructors)
Level: H, U Permission of Instructors
Enrollment: Limited to 20 students, offered jointly with EECS, seeks mix of UG from DMSE, EECS, MAS

First meeting: FRIDAY 5 February 2010

Design Innovation for Energy Materials is an interdisciplinary course brings together, for the first time at MIT, students who are interested in developing design applications for emergent energy materials. Organized as a seminar/workshop, the course explores the interface between architectural design and energy materials that are being researched in MIT laboratories. For its launch in Spring 2010, the course will focus on next generation flexible organic solar materials being studied in Prof. Baldo’s lab. The course provides a unique interdisciplinary design approach that explores technical challenges in material science and design opportunities in the vertical integration of energy sector materials in the design of the built environment. Working in interdisciplinary teams in a ‘hands-on’ design and prototyping process, students will explore the spatial, social and material impacts of de-centralized energy distribution in short design projects at three scales of implementation: personal, architectural and urban. The course is supported by MITEI’s Energy Curriculum Task Force and materials for students’ prototype projects will be provided. The stellar website is online: https://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/4/sp10/4.268-6.077/index.html

SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries January 27, 2010

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In this class, students learn about the cultural, medical, and technological issues facing people with disabilities in the developing world and participate in creating technology to mobilize the 20 million people who require a wheelchair. We host a diverse collection of guest speakers from throughout the wheelchair community, from developing country wheelchair makers to MIT profs. Over the past three years, we have had more than 20 students from the class travel abroad to continue their projects, with many making multiple trips and winning awards for their work. If you are interested in learning how your technical skills can be used to make a positive impact on the world, this is a good class for you.

To learn more, look around the course website at our past projects: http://web.mit.edu/sp.784/www/
Additionally, the official course description can be found on websis under SP.784: http://student.mit.edu/catalog/mSPa.html

SP.775 D-Lab: Energy is a new class in the D-Lab suite being offered this spring. January 27, 2010

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D-Lab: Energy offers a hands-on, project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of alternative energy technology in developing countries where compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating power are required. Projects may include micro-hydro, solar, or wind turbine generators along with theoretical analysis, design, prototype construction, evaluation and implementation. Students will have the opportunity both to travel to Nicaragua during spring break to identify and implement projects, and to work collaboratively with graduate students at the new Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi.

Students MUST attend the first class session on Wednesday, February 3 from 12-3 in 1-375. In the meantime, check out https://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/SP/sp10/SP.775/index.html and email me at amybanz@mit.edu with any questions.

ESD.051/6.079 Engineering Innovation and Design January 25, 2010

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Number(s): ESD.051/6.079
Title: Engineering Innovation and Design
Prereq: None
Level: U
Grading: A-F
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Hours in Classroom/Week: 2
Hours in Lab/Week: 2
Hours in Preparation & Homework/Week: 5
Times: MW 3-5
Room: 3-133
Subject Description:
Project-based seminar develops skills to effectively conceive, evaluate, plan, organize, lead, and implement engineering design projects. Includes techniques to sharpen creative thinking and critical analysis of designs, as well as utilize iterative processes. Students innovate, implement, and communicate designs that are practical, successful, elegant, interactive, robust, and holistic. Focus on project scope, and balancing real-world constraints against the limitations of technology and human cognition. Provides instruction in a computer markup language. Limited to 60; preference to juniors and seniors. Course is sponsored by the Bernard M. Gordon – MIT Engineering Leadership Program
Instructors: J. Schindall, B. Kotelly

Apple’s Coming to Campus January 21, 2010

Posted by Hosoi in CIR Track, Job Opportunities, PD Track, Robotics Track, Summer Programs.
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Tau Beta Pi Career Fair
February 2, 2010 @ 9:00 am

Apple Information Session
February 15, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

Apple Campus Interviews
February 16, 2010

Interviews will taking place for Internship/Full Time in the following divisions:

  • iPhone Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Hardware Engineering
  • iPod Engineering
  • Applications Engineering

If you are interested please apply online to one of the various job postings OR send your resume to mit@apple.com