A team composed of Harvard students and alumni was among the winners of the World Bank’s Lighting Africa 2008 Development Marketplace competition, held in Accra, Ghana, from May 6 to 8, 2008. The team’s innovation, microbial fuel cell-based lighting systems suitable for sub-Saharan Africa, netted the Harvard group a $200,000 prize.
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Students coming into universities today are “digital natives” and fundamentally different in their use of technology than the “digital immigrants” who teach them, according to John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Education meets hands-on science as roughly 100 Harvard undergraduates fan out from beach to beach collecting insects for a new database of Harbor Island insect life.
Students from around the world come together at Harvard to speak the rhythmic language South African miners created during apartheid.