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Innovation, inclusion and impact: Promoting creativity and design strategies in international development

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Clean water. Energy. Agriculture and healthcare equipment. In countries like Senegal, Nepal, and Peru, these resources can be hard to come by. Amy Smith, former MacArthur Fellow and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, will explain how she designs simple machines that can be built locally and meet the needs of people living in poverty.

When:   Thurs. Nov. 5, 2015; 7:30 p.m.
 
Where:   Kane Hall, Room 120 
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105 
 
Cost:   Free, but advance registration is required.
 

Amy Smith, a Peace Corps alumna and senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, will also discuss her work as the founder of MIT’s International Development Initiative, Innovations in International Health program, International Development Design Summit, and the D-Lab program at MIT, which focuses on design and dissemination of appropriate tech for international development.

Thank you to our departmental sponsors: Office of the Provost and Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

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For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

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Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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