ESP Biography



NETIA MCCRAY, MIT Senior who likes getting her hands dirty. ;)




Major: Political Science

College/Employer: Mbadika

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Netia McCray

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Quote:
"Victory Shall Be Mine!"
-Steward Griffin
Family Guy

Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL

Role:
MIT Class of 2013; Senior

Major:
Political Science & International Development

Organization:
Mbadika
http://mbadika.org

Email:
Netia.mccray@mbadika.org

Hobbies:
Hacking or Tinkering
Reading
Volunteering
Decorating Cakes
Playing Grand Theft Auto IV



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Change the World: How to Develop Hardware Solutions to tackle Global Challenges in HSSP Summer 2015 (Jul. 12, 2015)
Ever thought about changing the world, but have no idea where to start? Have you ever wondered how to turn an idea to improve the life of someone in your community or in another country into reality? Want to spend your summer vacation learning how alongside a MIT start-up developing hardware for emerging markets? 'Change the World: How to Develop Hardware Solutions to tackle Global Challenges' is an Introductory Course for middle school and high school students who are interested in learning how to develop hardware solutions through product design and development, customer validation, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing of hardware for low income communities in the United States and abroad. Listen to the Founder and Aspiring Founder stories of young MIT Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Social Entrepreneurs, and Tech Entrepreneurs on various topics related to launching a hardware start-up. Participants will also have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of turning their world-changing ideas into reality through guest lectures...but will work alongside with a social start-up, Mbadika (http://mbadika.org), in developing their very own prototype DIY (do-it-yourself) kit, such as a Solar USB Charger for Mobile Devices, alongside their South African counterparts in order to introduce Sub-Saharan African youth to hardware concepts, such as using breadboards to design electronic circuits. Interested? What are you waiting for? Sign up! There are no course prerequisites and all levels are welcomed. :)


Change the World: How to Develop Hardware Solutions to tackle Global Challenges in HSSP Summer 2015 (Jul. 12, 2015)
Ever thought about changing the world, but have no idea where to start? Have you ever wondered how to turn an idea to improve the life of someone in your community or in another country into reality? Want to spend your summer vacation learning how alongside a MIT start-up developing hardware for emerging markets? 'Change the World: How to Develop Hardware Solutions to tackle Global Challenges' is an Introductory Course for middle school and high school students who are interested in learning how to develop hardware solutions through product design and development, customer validation, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing of hardware for low income communities in the United States and abroad. Listen to the Founder and Aspiring Founder stories of young MIT Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Social Entrepreneurs, and Tech Entrepreneurs on various topics related to launching a hardware start-up. Participants will also have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of turning their world-changing ideas into reality through guest lectures...but will work alongside with a social start-up, Mbadika (http://mbadika.org), in developing their very own prototype DIY (do-it-yourself) kit, such as a Solar USB Charger for Mobile Devices, alongside their South African counterparts in order to introduce Sub-Saharan African youth to hardware concepts, such as using breadboards to design electronic circuits. Interested? What are you waiting for? Sign up! There are no course prerequisites and all levels are welcomed. :)


How to Launch a Hardware Startup in HSSP Summer 2014 (Jul. 06, 2014)
Have you ever wondered how to turn an idea for a consumer product into reality? Want to spend your summer vacation learning how alongside a MIT start-up developing hardware for emerging markets? 'How to Launch a Hardware Startup' is an Introductory Course for middle school and high school students who are interested in learning how start-ups conduct product design and development, customer validation, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing of hardware. Listen to the Founder and Aspiring Founder stories of young MIT Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Social Entrepreneurs, and Tech Entrepreneurs on various topics related to launching a hardware start-up. Participants will also have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of turning their start-up product ideas into reality through guest lectures...but will work alongside with a social start-up, Mbadika (http://mbadika.org), in developing their very own prototype DIY (do-it-yourself) kit, such as a Solar USB Charger for Mobile Devices, in order to teach product design and development to aspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa in our Summer Design Competition. Interested? What are you waiting for? Sign up! There are no course prerequisites and all levels are welcomed. :)


So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?: Introduction to Starting Your Own Business in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Have you ever wondered how Apple was started? Pondered how someone can launch something as powerful as Facebook? Looking to become the World's Youngest Billionaire? Then look no further than this Splash Workshop! This Splash workshop will introduce participants to the process of developing an innovative idea and launching a business venture in order to commercialize that idea in the global marketplace. Participants will begin to develop skills essential to developing innovative ideas into real-life devices and profitable start-ups through brainstorming and developing a business venture in during the course of the 3hr. workshop. Even though we cannot promise that you will be the next Bill Gates, we can promise that no prior experience or knowledge is necessary for participating in this class. :)


No Logo: The Rise of the Corporation in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
This class explores the effects of the brand in our world by exploring several categories: Introduction: The Corporation No Space: Marketing No Choice: Rise of Corporate Culture No Jobs: The Decline of the Employee No Logo: Anti-corporate Activism Based on the critically acclaimed book, No Logo by Naomi Klein. This class will feature the book as reference material. The class will also include material from such films and books as: The Corporation Documentary Capitalism: A Love Story Super Size Me Fast Food Nation Hegemony and Survival: Noam Chomsky The purpose is to explore the explosive growth of the Corporation in the past 140 years, the consequences of this growth, and solutions for the future. This class will be available online for those interested in exploring the topics discussed further or cannot attend the class.


Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Course explores various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through hands-on activities and exploration. Participants will also study the impact of science and technology on our world today. Including but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence Robotics Space Exploration Oceanography Engineering Human Genome Project and more... Grade Level: 7th-9th Grade


Challenges & Opportunities in the 21st Century in SPARK (2009)
Have you ever wondered about cloning animals, human beings? Ever ponder the current global warming crisis? Curious about how long ...


Challenges & Opportunities in the 21st Century in SPARK (2009)
Have you ever wondered about cloning animals or human beings? Ever ponder the current global warming crisis? Curious about how ...