Picked as one of Time magazine most influential people.
An engineer and the founder of MIT’s innovative D-Lab, Smith, 47, is a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent parts of her childhood in India and Botswana. She’s the creator of a hammer mill that converts grain to flour and an incubator that does not require electricity. Her design philosophy is elegant: create simple machines that meet particular needs and then build them locally.
(man I want a wiki page…sigh, its not always about me , its not always about me, think happy thoughts.)
update: I like her D-lab ideas.