Archive for October 20th, 2008

October 20, 2008

Amy Smith Accepts Popular Mechanics Leadership Award

by Anna Young

Amy Smith of MIT’s D-Lab, was award Popular Mechanics 2008 Leadership Award for her continued creativity and relentless efforts in engineering for the developing world. The following is an exerpt from

In her acceptance speech at the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards last week, appropriate design innovator Amy B. Smith showed how she and her team took a simple machine for making charcoal briquettes and refined it to be faster, easier to use and more affordable for the communities that use it.

Click here to read the rest of the story and to view a video of Smith’s acceptance speech.


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