New Startup from Harvard Grad Helps Connect Students to Research Resources
From The Harvard Crimson:
Though professors may spend their weeks lecturing, meeting with students, and mentoring advisees, much of their work outside of the classroom remains a mystery to most students.
This is the issue Svetlana I. Dotsenko ’11 was seeking to solve when she created the online platform Project Lever soon after graduating from the College. The startup, which aims to facilitate student searches for thesis advisers and research opportunities, joins the growing movement to digitize Harvard’s archives and resources.
Ian H. Clark ’12, Project Lever’s partnerships director, said it has been a challenge to search for past thesis topics and advisors because many of Harvard’s records are physical manuscripts rather than digital archives.
“There are a lot things that students have to balance throughout the thesis writing process—finding grants, an adviser, and library resources to connect them with primary sources. Project Lever streamlines that process into one unified tool,” [Jackson F.] Cashion [’13] said.
The article mentions the Project Lever recently began working with MIT.
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