Currently Awarded

Teams

1Room

Names of collaborators:

Jeremy Bhatia, Michael Beeler, Saket Kashyap Adhikarla, Natalia Coachman

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HKS, MIT-Sloan, MIT-Engineering, MIT-Architecture

Through a blended model, 1Room delivers a country’s secondary curriculum in one room with one teacher.

ADITUM

Names of collaborators:

Eric Yamga, Andrew Marshall, Kara Sheppard-Jones

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HMS

ADITUM is a medical e-learning platform. It provides health experts with an easy and simple way to create and share interactive medical cases with the medical community.

Active Parenting

Names of collaborators:

Yiran Bowman, Kunlei He, Yuanbo Liu, Gerald Hao, Zhuo Feng

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, MIT-Sloan, MIT-Engineering

All-in-One Parenting enables parents to put education knowledge into daily action. We provide subscribed app content and monthly delivered educational products, suchas parenting tools and educational toys, particularly focusing on 0-6 years old children's social emotional skills. All the content and physical products are research-based and customized to children's developmental stage.

BundA+

Names of collaborators:

Nadhira, Nuraini Afifa, Pasha Laksamana Putra

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HSPH, External

Having high prevalence of both underweight and overweight/obese children, Indonesia is one of the countries facing double burden of malnutrition. Despite always being associated to poverty or poor income, the root causes of the problem is, in fact, the poor knowledge of mothers on providing nutritious meal. BundA+ educates mothers on nutritious meal options and helps to connect mothers with baby meal providers, where they can purchase calories-adequate baby meal plan delivered to their doorsteps. 

Code for Hope

Names of collaborators:

Balaji Alwar, Dhruv Kamath

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, External

Code <For> Hope aims at improving the academic outcomes of students in public schools by building 21st-century skills such as critical thinking and a logical approach to problem-solving. We develop a program that focuses on building skills for educators who work in public school systems to teach computational thinking and coding through workshops, resources (lesson plans, assessments) and interactive projects which compel the students to apply their skills towards a meaningful goal.

CollabReality

Names of collaborators:

Robson Beaudry, Brian Ramirez, Pablo Villalobos

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, MIT-Engineering

CollabReality is a tool to assess and improve 21st century skills. We utilize collaborative VR simulations to collect quantitative, actionable data for users, and provoke meaningful self reflection.

Debate Spaces

Names of collaborators:

Matt Summers, Tessa Holtzman, Courtney Foster, and Maya Benziger

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HLS, External

Debate Spaces uses a unique, scalable, debate-centered curriculum to equip middle school students to be civically-engaged, active, and connected members of their local communities. We emphasize three critical components in our curriculum: quick critical thinking that relies on hard evidence and research, speaking persuasively and civilly, and working collaboratively with partners to be able to argue both sides of any issue or subject. Through programming run and taught by world-class competitive college students and alumni, Debate Spaces offers middle school students extracurricular programming during the school year that is high-quality, low-cost, and accessible to students from disparate communities and diverse backgrounds. Debate Spaces believes that if young students are taught how to critically examine and effectively communicate about issues important to them in a diverse and collaborative environment, they will be more civically engaged citizens throughout their lives.

Engaging Education for Everyone

Names of collaborators:

Jiaming Liu, Angel Yinlin Guo, Yangwen Pu Sun, Zhiqiang Lu

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, HKS

  Students’ hesitation toward passive learning generally persists from observations. Our project hopes to create a software that allows Chinese students to learn academic concepts through rewarding interactions with animated instructions. Out product match students with tasks of proximal level of difficulty. Feeling accomplished from completing tasks, students will take on more academic challenges and adopt a self-motivated learning cycle.

First Graid

Names of collaborators:

Vanessa Trinh, Anthony Trinh, Amy Villasenor, Keith Tura, Julia Klein

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HBS, External

First GrAID is a digital platform where children can learn about health and safety in a gamified manner that is both fun for them and convenient for their parents. It aims to address the fact that the leading cause of death for children aged 1-14 is unintentional / preventable injuries, with the average household incurring up to $10k a year in associated medical costs. Despite the recent rise of digital learning, no interactive learning tool exists to teach children basic health and safety habits. Our goal is to engage children and help them develop healthy habits through adolescence.

GenUnity

Names of collaborators:

Jerren Chang, Nimisha Ganesh, Flo Schalliol, and Casey McGinley

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HBS, HKS

GenUnity is a civic leadership experience that empowers individuals to affect real, systemic change in their community. By activating civic engagement at scale through the next generation of community leaders, GenUnity seeks to strengthen communities and the foundations of our democracy.

GuruBaik.id

Names of collaborators:

Indah Shafira Zata Dini, Ajie Nikicio, Durgesh Rajandaran, Stephanie Hardjo

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, MIT-Sloan, MIT-Engineering

Gurubaik.id aims to change the conventional teachers’ mindset and make it easier for teachers to implement a variety of active learning activities in the classroom by providing necessary resources. Gurubaik.id hopes to support teachers by providing: curated learning materials (lesson plans), classroom management tricks, and community & mentorship platform.

Hackademic

Names of collaborators:

Sajeev Popat and Ian Davenport

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HKS, FAS

Hackademic is a software platform that helps PhD students in academia prepare for and start full-time data science careers in industry.  We’re developing a sell guided training platform that takes academics from research to industry without internships, bootcamps, or MOOCs.

Humaine

Names of collaborators:

Ammar Waraich, Houssam Kherraz, Zeshan Hussain

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HMS, MIT-Engineering

Humaine is an online conversational AI platform that provides virtual patients for the deliberate practice of medical students and trainees.  It offers students deliberate, individual practice that is completely safe, and offers access to rare and difficult cases, while providing instant feedback.  All of this leads to much improved learning and a greater diagnostic cognitive skill-set.

InCompass.ed

Names of collaborators:

Niharika Sanyal, Anna Glusker, Krishna Daulat

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, External

InCompass.ed offers transformational leadership programs for young people to develop authentic purpose. To meet the pain of the world and create a more conscious and just society, we need radical mindset shifts. We believe that mobilizing young people to be empathetic changemakers is the need of the hour. At the same time, we believe this would also address worsening mental health conditions among youth, as research has long shown that those who act with a purpose beyond the self are happier in life. 

Innovate for Africa

Names of collaborators:

Quadri Oguntade, Franck Ouattaraa,

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

MIT-Sloan, External

Innovate for Africa (IFA) is a nonprofit organization that provides graduating STEAM students in Nigeria 1-month training on entrepreneurial and labour-demanded skills as well as support throughout a subsequent 11-month placement at an innovation driven start-up. Our mission is to decrease unemployment and bolster economic development through our robust educational and network-building experience that will not only build employable graduates, but foster entrepreneurship leadership so that more jobs will be created. Thus, our vision is to contribute to an innovation ecosystem in Nigeria by instilling a sense of hope, agency, and empowerment in the Nigerian youth.

IntraPaths

Names of collaborators:

Serene Yu, Liana Bishop, Felipe Estrada-Prada

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE

Mopi

Names of collaborators:

Elisa Mansur, Maria Rodrigues, Angela Hernandez

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HKS, HGSE, MIT-Sloan

 In Brazil, 2 million children up to five years old are not enrolled in public daycare centers because centers don't have enough vacancies or are too far. mopi fills this gap by empowering women entrepreneurs with pedagogical and managerial training and resources to run their own childcare centers. Thus, children can develop and get ready for school while their parents join the workforce and increase household income.

Mosaic - First Gen Grad School Coaching

Names of collaborators:

Erick Diaz, Sasha Pellerin, Joshua Baltodano

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

GSD, HGSE, HKS

Mosaic supports first-generation college students applying to graduate school through a comprehensive and individualized coaching model. Our coaches, who are first-gen themselves, walk applicants through the key aspects of an application (e.g., resumes, personal statements, and selecting recommendors) and provide detailed feedback on application materials.

Music Go Global

Names of collaborators:

Anita Lee, Arushi Mittal

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE

Music Go Global is an online platform that aims to provide music learning opportunities to children around the world who are limited in musical resources due to the aftereffect of natural disasters or disadvantaged conditions. Our vision is to create equitable access to quality music education in these regions despite the constraints, which not only gives the children an experience to explore the musical landscape but also an alternative way to express themselves and to be connected to the world through the universal language of music. We are currently focusing on music schools in Japan, Nepal, Taiwan, and Indonesia where children have experienced earthquake in the recent years.

My Dental Key

Names of collaborators:

Emily Van Doren, Jennifer Lee, Leela Breitman, Eliana Cohen, Karen He

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HSDM, HBS

Dental Key is an online learning tool for clinical dental education. Dental Key is composed of video demonstrations, illustrations, and step-by-step, best-practice instructions for basic dental procedures. Our tools are created by our team of dental students, reviewed by dental professionals to ensure accuracy, and hosted on an easy-to-use, online platform for accessibility. Our overarching goal is to integrate technology into the dental classroom to enhance dental learning.

Oklahoma Science Project

Names of collaborators:

Kayla Davis, Rebecca Fine, Kate Lachance, Noah Bloch, Jane Huang, Emily Kerr

Awarded cycle: 

Year 1 Pilot Fund Round 2, 3, 4. Year 2 Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2019, 2020

Schools represented on team:

GSAS, HGSE

The Oklahoma Science Project is an online resource with the goal of improving access to and promoting STEM education in Oklahoma. The project combats strained educational funding by providing students and educators with free computational science lessons that aim to teach students how to use programming to solve science problems while introducing them to the fundamentals of the python coding language and teaching them fundamental principles of science. We combat the shortage of STEM professionals in the state by exposing students to the stories of successful Oklahomans holding STEM degrees and positions on a blog. The Oklahoma Science Project plans to network STEM professionals from Oklahoma to respond to anti-science and anti-education legislation being written in Oklahoma

Open Minds

Names of collaborators:

Eliza Harris, Jenny Muniz, Alba Avila

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, External

Our solution is to create open education resources (OER) so that all teachers have access to free, K-12 TEKs-aligned curricula designed through research-based culturally, community responsive and anti-bias frameworks. Created by current and former educators, our OER curricula — which spans individual lessons to carefully sequenced units — has an essential focus on rigor, multicultural, and bilingual literature. Additionally, we will offer adult learning sessions to support teachers and administrators in districts in using our resources as well as understand the mindset and instructional shift required to systematically change the educational trajectory of our underserved students.

Read to Me

Names of collaborators:

Drew Madson, Achuth "Krish" Sreedevi,

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 1, 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE

Read to Me is a platform that listens to students read books aloud. It coaches students and provides critical data for teachers and parents about student text completion, fluency, and comprehension.

Science Bytes

Names of collaborators:

Ragini Lall and Aditi Kumar

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, MIT-Sloan

Sikaun Learning Center (SLC)

Names of collaborators:

Supriya Tamang, Izzy Rubin, Hitesh Sharma

Awarded cycle: 

Pilot Fund Round 2, 3

Academic Year:

2020

Schools represented on team:

HGSE, External

SLC is a community-based learning center in Nepal that provides opportunities to engage in learning outside of school by providing learning resources and project-based learning experiences. The learning experiences will teach a wide range of content that emphasizes the 4Cs – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity – skills that all learners need for success in school, work, and life. We will be offering our first learning experience -- Ganitplus (Mathplus)-- in January 2020.  Ganitplus will be a weeklong learning experience that will encourage students to learn math through activities that promote problem-solving and collaborative learning.

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