SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of June 11

Steve Weikal keynotes at the 2018 PropTech LatAm summit
350+ attendees from 10 countries in Latin America met at the PropTech LatAm Summit 2018, which brought together for the first time in Chile the leaders and disruptors of the Real Estate industry. LinkedIn.

CivilServant research
Managing Internet dumpster fires, mediating partisan conflict, and being custodians of the Internet– a playlist from the CivilServant Summit hosted by Media Lab alum Nathan Matias SM '13, PhD '17.

The facts don’t speak for themselves
Want to use data to change the world? A new class, “Data Storytelling Studio: Climate Change” led by Media Lab alum Rahul Bhargava SM ’02 explores how patterns interpreted and explained. Open Matters.

Energy alumna: Illuminating disciplines
While at MIT, Shell-MIT Energy Fellow and Media Lab alumna Nan Zhao PhD ’17 focused on energy efficiency. Now she works in the Responsive Environments group at the Media Lab, creating intelligent lighting that saves energy—and makes people happier. MIT Energy Initiative

Project Oasis
“We live in between nature and technology, and we usually look at them as two very different worlds.” Media Lab alum Harpreet Sareen SM ’17 introduces Project Oasis, a voice-controlled terrarium that can recreate weather conditions from anywhere in the world. Experiments with Google

MIT announces leadership of its Quest for Intelligence
Media Lab’s Cynthia Breazeal SM '93, SCD '00 was named associate director of strategic initiatives for The Bridge, the impact-focused arm of the MIT Quest for Intelligence. MIT News.

Summer professional education courses
A number of SA+P professors and researchers are offering short courses and digital programs through MIT Professional Education this summer. Learn more about course offerings in design, imaging, real estate, and urbanism.