Recipient of AWESOME MIT AWE Fellowship takes on special project to respond to COVID-19

April 17, 20201 minute read

Elizabeth Raman Grubbs, the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship, is responding to COVID-19 by working with UNICEF’s Supply Division Product Innovation Centre on a strategy and process for UNICEF’s oxygen optimization tool.

She writes about the experience in a blog in MIT’s “Student Voices” series.

Elizabeth is the MIT program manager for a team of students working (remotely) to analyze, visualize, and optimize data to meet complex demand specifications. She is also leading the data visualization portion of the project.

She and the other students were offered an opportunity to work on the project over spring break with the UNICEF Center, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Elizabeth decided to continue with the project full time during her last semester on the fellowship.