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Cambridge Students Come to MIT for First-Ever Science Day

lassroom, to tutoring, to teaching a science unit.

He explained that as role models, the MIT students have "made a big difference." Because elementary school children tend "not to see teachers as real people," the MIT students can reach out to the kids. "Just talking to the kids, just their presence as positive role models," is good for these young students, Rice said.

The goal of the LINKS program is to get MIT students interested in public service and to reach out to the Cambridge community. Currently, 17 groups -- including fraternities, all of the sororities, and two dormitories -- are involved.