The focus of the first Monterey Institute Community Innovation Challenge was on addressing Monterey County’s serious water challenges, with five students teaming up for the winning proposal and receiving a $2,500 award.
TEDxMonterey “Edges” and Earth Week@MIIS 2014 at the Monterey Institute kicked off this Saturday with the construction on campus of a geodesic dome that is made entirely of sustainable materials and will function as a hub for activities associated with both events.
Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Monterey Institute student Xiao’ou Zhu of China describes her Development Theory and Practice course at the Monterey Institute as “transformative” – a description that came true when, based on her classwork, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture offered her a position.
At a Monday morning press conference, Rep. Sam Farr highlighted the findings of a new report from the National Ocean Economics Program at the Monterey Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy, which illustrated that even as the economic importance of coastal economies has grown, federal support for them has diminished.
Monterey Institute student Nadiya Gapotchenko is concerned for her family in Crimea as the crisis in Ukraine exposes the greatest rift between the West and Russia since the Cold War.
Noted political scientist and economist Dr. Francis Fukuyama will give a public lecture in the Monterey Institute’s Irvine Auditorium on Friday, April 18 to discuss “Economic Diplomacy and Global Governance in a Multi-polar World.”
Fifteen Monterey Institute students had the opportunity to experience the real-world issues, impacts and policy implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone during a specially designed immersive learning course that one described as “life-changing.”
Monterey Institute alumna Tricia Bean shares her love of language and interest in other cultures with her students at Carmel High School, while also collaborating regularly with the Institute: “I enjoy being able to give back to the institution that has given me so much.”
Monterey Institute students have partnered with seven local community organizations this spring, working with them on diverse projects as part of a new service-learning course that teaches program design by merging theory with practice.