“Biology was part of the first magic of science for me,” Giang says. “Then I learned that I could use my love of biology to really engage with social justice issues.”
In November 2011, Anita Ganesan travelled to the foothills of the Himalayas to the small, remote village of Darjeeling, India. Her goal: to fill the hole of missing greenhouse gas data.
“I really enjoy doing applied research that can have an impact on people’s daily lives,” says McClellan.
“I wouldn’t have come to MIT if I wasn’t able to be on the China Project because it is a unique combination of this broad focus on technology and policy, but also a dedicated focus on China, which is pretty rare in this field,” Davidson says.
We may always crowd stores for last-minute essentials before a storm. But how can we prepare years, and even decades, ahead of the next big one? Megan Lickley is shedding a little light for the energy sector before she leaves MIT.
“Do you want to do something that’s resilient? That means plan for the worst scenario, because if the worst case happens and you’re not prepared then you’re in really bad shape. Or, do you want to be economically efficient? Then you should plan somewhere in the middle…You could also be the guy who’s hiding behind his desk with his hands covering his eyes saying ‘Oh, but there’s still a 10 percent chance that it doesn’t change.’”