Last week was eventful I worked way overtime for all of my projects, and a ton got done, so I feel very happy (yes, work makes me happy).
On June 19-22nd, the Lemelson-MIT Program, where I intern at, held a capstone event–InvenTeams Odyssey–where high school students from all over the U.S. came to MIT to present their team inventions. I was really busy last week, trying to get ready for this Africa trip and all, but I was only able to attend the showcase on Thursday, and met some of the InvenTeams students that presented. I had set up a blog for students to post their first hand experiences, check it out here: InvenTeams Blog
I was so impressed by many of the projects that I saw at the showcase. Because of my work with the summer fellowship for developing countries and also mobility aids, I was very interested in seeing projects that were related to my work.
Now that I have recently graduated from MIT, I realized I was in high school over 4 years ago! I wished that I had done something cool when I was their age, but I guess it is never too late for me to start a project for international development, right?
Besides the InvenTeams Odyssey, I spent the majority of my time either working on my thesis, or working on the e-booklet–”How to Make a Web Site at an Internet Cafe“. It is about 20 pages right now, so this week, I am working on a caffeinated version of it I also published the content on a Web site (http://make.a.website.on.googlepages.com). I still have to put more screen shots up there, so that those who don’t know English can also use the short version of the guide.
Alright, it’s time to go back to work!