A new collaboration between Laspau and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Laspau has begun a new program with the CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, April 3, 2017- National University of San Marcos (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, UNMSM in Spanish), a top-ranking institution in Peru, which is among the oldest in the Americas. The aim of the program is to build core competencies as creators, leaders, problem-solvers, effective communicators and collaborators with a global awareness. Additionally, the program exposed the participants to numerous teaching assistant models with the intention of these participants to become the first undergraduate teaching assistants at San Marcos.

Over the next few months, more than 100 students, professors and institutional leaders will participate in the program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program includes seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions with faculty, educators, lecturers from local universities such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Boston University, among others. Participants will be exposed to best practices in teaching and learning and work on interdisciplinary teams to create solutions for local challenges in Peru. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://www.laspau.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/unnamed-10.jpg” image_size=”medium” frame_style=”single_line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar João Seixas de Medeiros is engineering the ships of future

João Seixas de Medeiros is a Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar and a PhD candidate currently studying ocean engineering at MIT. His most recent project focuses on unconventional ship design and wave energy extraction.

For the past year, Ciências sem Fronteiras scholar and PhD candidate, João Seixas de Medeiros, has been studying ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The main focus of his research centers around unconventional ship design and wave energy extraction. Currently, Seixas de Medeiros, along with his research team of students, are constructing a small, remote-controlled boat that can minimize the resistance of waves, and handle heavy weight. Their machine has proven steady in wavelike conditions and speedy in still water conditions.

The project, initiated by Seixas de Medeiros’s advisor and funded by the MIT robotics team, requires a ton of time, energy, and team collaboration. Throughout the project’s implementation Seixas de Medeiros has discovered the importance of working with people from fields beyond just engineering to produce a successful product.

Bringing Technology-Enhanced Active Learning to Costa Rica

Peter Dourmashkin

Peter Dourmashkin of MIT presents on higher education and society at SINAES in Costa Rica.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, November 1, 2016 – Peter Dourmashkin, an MIT physicist and mathematician, founder of the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Lab and frequently collaborator with Laspau’s University Innovation programs recently visited Costa Rica. With Laspau’s help, Professor Dourmashkin was a featured speaker in the 8th annual meeting of the National System for Accreditation in Higher Education in Costa Rica (SINAES) to discuss higher education in the context of society. 

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