Undergraduate Education

Solar Spring Break

MITEI is fundraising to help make Solar Spring Break accessible to all MIT students. Learn more and make a donation →

A project of GRID Alternatives, Solar Spring Break gives MIT students the opportunity to spend your vacation week installing solar panels in underserved communities. This program fits well with MIT’s motto, “Mens et Manus,” teaching students in a hands-on way about the intersections of issues like energy, socioeconomic class, and engineering.

Solar Spring Break really opened my eyes as to how new science and engineering technologies can be combined with helping those in need.
Allison Shepard, Solar Spring Break ’17 (Watch the video and interview on ABC News)

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