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On the riseToday’s Spotlight is a slideshow of stills taken from a video by Melanie Gonick/MIT about LLRise.

The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students going into their senior year of high school. Throughout LLRISE students will be challenged to build a Doppler and range radar by using creative problem-solving strategies. This hands-on program allows students to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with scientists and engineers who are experts in their field.

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April’s factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 400 people, has renewed public debate over working conditions in the developing world: How can dangerous and debilitating factory work be improved?

For more than a decade, MIT political scientist Richard Locke has studied that question. Locke has made hundreds of visits to factories around the world, heading a team of researchers who have been collecting an unprecedented amount of information from companies.

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