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Instructor Profile: Amy Smith

Mechanical Engineering

Amy SmithAmy Smith is a senior lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering. She received her bachelor’s and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, and worked for the Peace Corp in Botswana for four years. She has served as the Regional Beekeeping Officer for the Ngamiland District of Ghanzi, and is the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. Smith is the founder of D-Lab , a series of classes that challenge students to attack technical problems in the developing world.

Amy Smith participated in a panel on “Genius for Change, and the Passion to Do It,” available from MIT World, and was a speaker at TED  in 2006.