D-Lab
  • D-Lab in the field: testing bimoass fuel and stove technology.

D-Lab

MIT D-Lab offers a unique international opportunity for students to use their math, science, engineering, business, and social-science skills to make a real impact on people living in poverty in Asia, Africa, and South and Central America. 

MIT D-Lab offers more than a dozen subjects each year covering creative problem solving, engineering and design, cross-cultural communication, and social entrepreneurship. All student projects are connected to communities in Africa, Asia, or South or Central America, and most subjects provide students with an option for fieldwork. 

MIT D-Lab innovations have included low-cost, sustainable technologies such as a pedal-powered washing machine, a hand-held corn sheller, a portable solar cooker, ceramic water filters, biowaste fuels, and a solar-powered autoclave.

Visit the MIT D-Lab Web site.