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DIGITAL DESIGN

This summer in Digital Design, the students took their efforts to new heights by tackling a new and exciting platform: Apple's iPhone. Students spent weeks developing and honing their programming and design skills before tackling a group based final project."

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS

The students learned college-level material covering both digital and analog electronics through hands-on labs. Some topics included combinational and sequential logic, transistors, semiconductors, filtering, operational amplifiers and amplitude modulation. In addition to the conceptual work and labs, the students had an extremely demanding final project where they applied their circuit understanding to modify a given circuit for a digital count-down timer.

ENGINEERING DESIGN

Engineering Design teaches students a creative design process, based on the scientific method, with lectures and the creation, engineering, and manufacture of a remote controlled machine to compete in today's contest. Students learn to identify problems and create, develop, and select the best strategies using fundamental principles, appropriate analysis, and experimentation. Students then divide their best concept into modules and develop the critical modules first. Our class is based off of MIT's 2.007 competition which is normally taken by sophomores in mechanical engineering over a semester. We’ve challenged these MITES students to achieve the same goal in five weeks’ time.

GENOMICS

This summer in Genomics, sixteen MITES students were transformed into research scientists. In groups of four, students researched monogenic disorders such as Early Onset Breast Cancer and sequenced the DNA of several individuals to discover novel human genetic variation. Under the guidance of Broad researchers, the students sequenced the genes of diseased and healthy individuals, found mutations in the diseased genomes and studied their effects. In addition to the genomics lab research project, students also participated in a lecture series. Lecture topics included DNA technologies, an overview of genomics research, drug design, and the ethical and social implications of genomics research. Combining the knowledge gained from a lab setting with the information garnered at various presentations, the students created scientific posters of their research experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURE

This summer in Genomics, sixteen MITES students were transformed into research scientists. In groups of four, students researched monogenic disorders such as Early Onset Breast Cancer and sequenced the DNA of several individuals to discover novel human genetic variation. Under the guidance of Broad researchers, the students sequenced the genes of diseased and healthy individuals, found mutations in the diseased genomes and studied their effects. In addition to the genomics lab research project, students also participated in a lecture series. Lecture topics included DNA technologies, an overview of genomics research, drug design, and the ethical and social implications of genomics research. Combining the knowledge gained from a lab setting with the information garnered at various presentations, the students created scientific posters of their research experience.

 

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Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139

617-253-8052 oeop@mit.edu

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