Masdar Institute students leave for US to attend 'Practical Experience' programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, June 19 - 2012 at 14:32
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The team of students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology left Abu Dhabi to attend the two-week Practical Experience programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the US.
A collaborative programme between Masdar Institute and MIT that runs for the second consecutive year, the Practical Experience programme embraces intensive and challenging integrated energy systems and the students will focus on seven educational modules.
Organized from 18-28 June by the MIT Energy Initiative, MIT faculty members are offering the programme that also includes campus tours, orientation, field trips and sightseeing around Boston and Cambridge. An 'MIT energy research showcase' and several networking dinners during the programme are also scheduled for closer interaction among students from Masdar Institute with their peers at MIT. Course-related knowledge enhancement through visits to nearby industrial sites is another key component of the programme.
The overall programme is coordinated by Dr Vladimir Bulovic, Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratory and the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory, and Co-Director of the MIT-Eni Solar Frontiers Center. Dr Amy Glasmeier, Head of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, will lead the energy infrastructures module as well as the team project.
Additional faculty include Dr. Marc Balso, Dr. Steve Leeb and Dr. James Kirtley, all of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Dr. John Sterman of the Sloan School of Management; Dr. Jeffrey Grossman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Leon Glicksman of the Departments of Architecture and Mechanical Engineering; and Dr. Robert Stoner, Associate Director of the MIT Energy Initiative
Established as an ongoing collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.
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