Adapting Polar Science for the Developing World
Development i-Teams investigates ways in which real Cambridge innovations could be used in the developing world to improve people’s lives in a sustainable way. This term’s programme features three technologies developed by the British Antarctic Survey that are now being repurposed to help the developing world.
Apply by Tuesday May 1st for the Development i-Teams course.
Development i-Teams is open to all undergraduate and post-graduate students, all post-doctoral and staff researchers as well as all members of the Centre for Global Equality – anyone with an interest in how technology cam make the world a better place for the world’s poorest.
Development i-Teams runs on Tuesday evenings at 7pm-10pm from May 8th through to June 12th, at the Institute for Manufacturing. The final session will give an opportunity to present the results of the projects to an external audience. See the syllabus for details.
Teams will be notified by Friday May 4th. The first session will be on Tuesday May 8th at 7pm (with pizza from 6.30pm), when you will meet the inventors behind the projects and start work.
Please include a covering letter indicating which project most interests you and why, and a brief CV of your background and experience. In particular, we are looking for what inspires your interest in international development. You are more likely to secure a place on a team if you also select a second choice project.
The regular Tuesday sessions will include lectures and time for team working, with pizza available beforehand. Past i-Teamers estimate that their projects needed about 4 hours a week of individual effort in addition to the time spent in the group sessions. As part of their projects, team members will need to contact external experts by phone and email, and potentially face-to-face – some calls and meetings may need to take place during office hours.