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Credit: JONATHAN WANG -- THE TECH

Professor of Material Science and Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Edwin L. Thomas speaks to freshmen during Convocation. Thomas emphasized the importance of blurring the distinctions between the classroom and the laboratory in a research university such as MIT.