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DUSP STUDENTS WIN MARTIN FELLOWSHIP AND CIS SUMMER GRANTS
PhD students Yuan Xiao (pictured right) won the Martin Fellow.
PhD student Wanli Fang won the Martin Fellowship and a CIS Summer Grant.
Congratulations to Yuan and Wanli!!
DUSP IDG STUDENT, DIANA JUE, SELECTED FOR FULBRIGHT AWARD
Congratulations to Diana Jue. She has been selected for a US Student Fulbright award for 2012-2013 to India. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.
TWO DUSP IDG MCPs WIN THE 2012-2013 AKPIA@MIT TRAVEL GRANTS
Mariko Davidson - Promoting Walkable, Bikable Streets in Ahmedabad, India: Developing a Local Street Design Handbook
Sofia Lopez - The Egyptian Labor Movement in the Republican Period and Beyond
Congratulations, Mariko and Sofia!
DUSP STUDENT, KIRA INTRATOR, WINS NUMEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Kira Intrator; MIT Awards:
- 2011-2012 Legatum Fellow for Development & Entrepreneurship
Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship. Disaster Relief Technology.
- Economic Development Division, Team Winner, American Planning Association (APA). Published paper with APA - “Wealth Creation through Sustainable Forestry”.
- Tuition Scholar & Research Assistant Awardee, MIT. Research in supply-chain disaster relief management (2011-2012). Conducted interviews and led research for employment systems in the US for book released in 2011 by MIT Sloan professor (2010-2011)
- MIT Public Service Center/Urban Studies Program Summer Fellow, 2011. Internship: Disaster Relief Technology Headquarters, Google. Under the supervision of Director, Dr. Nigel Snoad. NYC. Summer 2011.
- Department of Urban Studies and Planning, William Emerson Travel Grant. 2011. University of Central Florida, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab. Launch of Telephony Design for Disaster Relief Research under the supervision of Lab Director, Dr. David Metcalf and Luke Read.
DUSP IDG STUDENT, DIANA JUE, WINS NUMEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITION FOR HER ESSMART PROJECT
MCP2 student, Diana Jue, has been awarded:
- MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning William Emerson Travel Award
- MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Development Grant
- MIT International Development Initiative Technology Dissemination Fellowship
- MIT Legatum Center Independent Activities Period Seed Grant
- MIT Public Service Center and D-Lab Technology Dissemination Fellowship
Additionally, the Devex-USAID Essay contest accepted one of her essays.
Diana is working on a new project called Essmart (http://www.essmart-global.com/), which has been mentioned by the MIT New Office as one of the IDEAS Global Challenge teams: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/ideas-iap-challenge.html
DUSP STUDENTS WIN MISTI AWARDS
Congratulations to the following students for winning MISTI Awards:
- Mitchell Cook for his research in India
- Alice Shay for her work on "The Contemporary IBA: Innovative Regeneration Strategies, Germany"
- Julia Tierney for her work on "The Pacification Police as Laboratory for Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LLOYD AND NADINE RODWIN FELLOWSHIP WINNERS 2011
The following students have been awarded the Lloyd and Nadine Rodwin fellowships:
Special thanks to the Rodwin family for establishing this fellowship.
CARE THANKS DUSP FOR THE TALENT SHOW AND DONATION
DUSP IDG student, Keren Charles, organized "DUSP Cabaret: A Fundraiser for the Horn of Africa" a talent show for CARE Charity, which is working in the Horn of Africa. The show raised $1,032, over double the expected amount, based on the generous donations from the DUSP community. Cathy Rawlinson from CARE USA sent a thank you note to DUSP.
DUSP STUDENTS PUBLISHED BY WORLD BANK
Four DUSP students, Justin Bates (MCP2, EPP), Melissa Schrock (MCP2, CDD), Miriam Solis (MCP2, HCED) and Julia Tierney (MCP2, IDG) along with Hannah Lee from Harvard contributed to the World Bank's Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities. Click GuideToClimateChangeAdaptationInCities_102711 to view the report.
Justin, Hannah, Melissa, Miriam, and Julia contributed to Chapter 4 "Developing a Roadmap for Adaptation" and Chapter 6 "Sector-Specific Adaptive Responses." They also collaborated with experts from the Urban Section at the World Bank and from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in framing and suggesting content for the other chapters. Additionally, they traveled down to DC to present their findings in April.
DUSP IDG STUDENT BEN HYMAN - CARROLL WILSON AWARD
DUSP STUDENT DORIAN DARGAN SELECTED AS A "YOUNG FUTURIST" 2/2/11
The online magazine, The Root, has selected him as a "Young Futurist" for his work "empowering economically and socially marginalized communities." Link. To see a video of Dargan talking about his experiences look here.
IDG STUDENT MELISSA HAEFFNER EXHIBIT IN ROTCH LIBRARY
Melissa Haeffner has an exhibit about the water vendors of Ghana in the Rotch Gallery through April 30th. Link
IDG STUDENTS PUBLISHED IN EL UNIVERSAL
Onesimo Flores and Jose Antonio Correa had an op ed article published in Mexico City's El Universal newspaper.Link
IDG STUDENT KARIN BRANDT IN PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY
Karin Brandt was quoted in the cover story "Refugees settling in Philadelphia: Refugees seek new beginnings in the City of Brotherly Love" from the March 2nd philadelphia weekly. The article can be found here.
IDG PHD STUDENT PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON THE LIBERIAN STATE OF EMERGENCY
What befalls the economy in countries that descend into violence? Topher McDougal, IDG PhD student explores the question in his recent article in the scholarly journal, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. The full article can be read here.
IDG STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS FULBRIGHT AWARD
Nicholas Dubroff, MCP '09 has won a Fulbright Public Policy Initiative Grant award for research in Mexico next year. Nicholas plans to use it to study urbanization and the growth of irregular settlements along Mexico City's urban periphery. This project builds on his thesis, in which he has been studying community resistance to environmental remediation projects—undertaken by the Mexico City government—and what approaches planners can employ to achieve environmental protection in rapidly-urbanizing areas.
IDG STUDENT WINS AKPIA@MIT TRAVEL AWARD
Bernatette Baird-Zars, MCP 2010, is the recipient of a travel grant for her proposal entitled, Aleppo, Visions of Revitalization in Syria.