Established in 1992, the MIT Edgerton Center continues the hands-on legacy of “Doc” Edgerton by providing students with the opportunity to learn by doing. Our subjects are designed to provide students with experiential knowledge of how to make things work, be it building a micro controller or developing a strobe photography experiment. We offer courses for credit and independent projects for MIT students, as well as our summer short program in high-speed imaging for professionals. Through our suite of D-Lab subjects, students can apply their knowledge to help solve technical challenges in the developing world.
A variety of UROPs (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Projects) are also available, ranging from electronics and design projects to teaching.
We also sponsor and work closely with student clubs and teams. At the Edgerton Student Shop in Building 44 we provide students with training and access to modern machine tools. In our K-12 Outreach program students help to teach hands-on science and engineering lessons.
|Course #||Course Title||Level|
|EC.050||Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo||Undergraduate|
|EC.701J||D-Lab I: Development||Undergraduate|
|EC.702J||Cross-Cultural Investigations: Technology and Development (Fall 2012)||Undergraduate|
|EC.715||D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good||Undergraduate|
|EC.720J||D-Lab II: Design||Undergraduate|
|EC.721||Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries||Undergraduate|
|EC.722||Special Topics at Edgerton Center:Developing World Prosthetics||Undergraduate|
|EC.S01||Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities||Undergraduate|
|EC.S02||Water Jet Technologies||Undergraduate|
|EC.S06||NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users||Undergraduate|
|EC.S06||Design for Demining||Undergraduate|
|EC.S06||Prototypes to Products||Undergraduate|
|EC.S06||Practical Electronics (Fall 2004)||Undergraduate|
|EC.S07||Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems||Undergraduate|
|EC.421J||X PRIZE Workshop: Grand Challenges in Energy||Graduate|
|EC.792J||Cross-Cultural Investigations: Technology and Development (Fall 2012)||Graduate|
|EC.S11||Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare||Graduate|
|EC.S11||Practical Electronics (Fall 2004)||Graduate|