ESP Biography

ANTHONY MCHUGH, Structural Engineer for Developing Countries

Major: Course 1

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Anthony McHugh

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I live in MIT's International Development House. Spring of 2013, I took the class D-Lab: Education that taught me about how to provide hands-on math and science education in a low resource areas. Summer of 2013 I traveled to Nicaragua with my group from D-Lab: Education to teach math and public speaking to a group of 20 women who make their living by picking recyclables out of a landfill. Also in the summer of 2013, I shadowed a civil engineer working on a water project in rural Honduras.

Past Classes

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S10249: International Development and the Need for Evaluation in HSSP Spring 2016 (Feb. 20, 2016)
Around the world people are fed up with poor education, inadequate healthcare, and poverty. Some of those people have taken it upon themselves to work through governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations to address such misfortunes. In this class, we will learn about the problems these organizations face and explore case studies as a means of evaluation.

Z9977: A Civil Engineer Addresses Gentrification in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Gentrification occurs when wealthy people renovate poor urban neighborhoods, and in the process drive out the low-income residents. I want to have a discussion about what responsibility civil engineers have in allowing or preventing gentrification. No previous knowledge of the subject is necessary.

X9175: Making the Most of your Education in HSSP Spring 2015 (Feb. 21, 2015)
Each week we will explore a different theory about education and explore how it can be applied to learning leadership. By the end of the course, you will understand why your teachers do what they do and how you can work with them to learn smarter!

E9300: What is Civil Engineering? in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Architects may draw buildings, but civil engineers make sure that they work. We will talk about the enormous number of roles that civil engineers play in building our physical surroundings.

Z8875: A Discussion on Leadership in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
I believe that effective leadership can leverage human resources to achieve paradise on Earth. What is effective leadership? How do we characterize human resources? What would paradise look like? I'll share my thoughts if you share yours.

E8186: Fixing the World through Engineering in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
How to design and implement an engineering project for the developing world!

E7588: Fixing the World through Engineering in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
How to design and implement an engineering project for the developing world!

H6902: Dating Throughout the Globe in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
How do dating rituals differ among different cultures? In this class, students from the International Development House at MIT will guide us through an exploration of dating methods in many regions of the world, looking at their similarities and differences.