18 December 2009

Low-Cost Science Edu ~ Media Lab Challenge

My colleagues in the Media Lab's India Initiatives are hosting a competition for interested MIT students to build the best low-cost science experiment apparatus for kids in emerging markets, starting with India. Underprivileged children throughout rural India rarely have the opportunity to learn about science and the properties of nature. The goal of the competition is to build the best science experiment apparatus that conveys any aspect of science (physics, chemistry, etc.), is low cost, can be built with minimal skills, and is made up of resources usually found in any rural village in India. A panel of distinguished judges will assess the prototypes and select the best one for an all-expenses paid trip to India to deploy their science experiment apparatus in a school

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