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SIE – Social Innovation Exploration

We think every student is an innovator at MIT, even if sometimes that title can be intimidating. SIE is focused on welcoming first year students intothe social innovation and entrepreneurship community and introducingthe MIT PKG Public Service Center as an entryway to public service and meaningful social change. 

Students in teams create and pitch an intervention to solve a particular social issue facing MIT’s campus, after a week of 

  • LEARNING about social change models, innovation and entrepreneurship processes, systemic views of a particular social and/or environmental issue, 
  • REFLECTING on the role that power and privilege play, for which communities this is the biggest challenge and why, and how social identities impact our world views, 
  • EXPLORING the resources for social innovation at MIT,
  • DESIGNING interventions to this year’s problem space by learning how to build rapid prototypes, methods of human centered designs, and entrepreneurial skills.

Dates: Tuesday, August 22 – Saturday, August 26, 2023
Number of Participants: 15-20
Cost: $0