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D-Lab at a Glance
Amy Smith’s D-Lab has matured into a series of four undergraduate courses offered through the Edgerton Center:

D-Lab I offers an overview of conventional development and why it hasn’t helped poor communities, introduces the concept of appropriate design, and prepares students for trips to communities in developing countries during the January Independent Activities Period (IAP).

D-Lab II students work on the engineering problems they identified during their IAP trips.

D-Lab III covers the challenges of disseminating a proven technology so that it actually helps people.

D-Lab IV students develop promising prototypes into
field-ready products.

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