Student Projects

Students have made invaluable contributions to the platform. If you are a student, or working with a group of students, we encourage you to contact us at and use the following template for your message:

Contact:(list names and email addresses)
University:(Any affiliation. Especially if you are thinking of doing
    the work as part of your courses)
Background:(Please list experience of anyone working with you)
Area of interest:(Be as specific as you can)
Questions:(Anything you want to ask us)

The information above will help us when discussing projects. If you are uncertain as to what you would like to work or are interested in working on several items, your background will help us guide you to a project that is appropriate based on your skills.

You should also start by going through the general Get Involved page section for Developers as well as the documentation in the Developer Guide.


To help us stay organized and especially answer your questions, we like to use Slack as a communication tool so please sign up if you don’t have an account. If we work with you on a project, we will use it as the primary tool for communications and will follow up with additional information on connecting to a Sana Slack team.

Get Recognition

For all student projects that are selected, we will provide recognition of your contribution on the official Sana website. In addition, you will have a record of your work recorded in your Github commits. Note: we are rebuilding the site so don’t be alarmed if you can’t find the student contributions page. It will be up shortly.

If you are interested in course credit, we do not provide course credit through MIT and we can’t promise you will be available through your university. However, we will be happy to work with you if it is available through your university. We have had a number of students work on Sana related projects as part of their course work and even as capstone projects.