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Eletha J. Flores ‘10 and Ayman S. Abu Shirbi ’09 calibrate their robot.
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Gary M. Matthias ’08 inspects his team’s robot before a match. Team Supernova ended up taking second place.
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Alex St. Claire ‘08, Matt Robertson ‘08, and Yaim Cooper ‘07 showcase their robots to spectators.
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Associate Professor of Biological Engineering James L. Sherley speaks to a small crowd of about twenty outside President Hockfield’s office. To protest his being denied tenure at MIT — a decision Sherley says was motivated by institutional racism — he began a hunger strike yesterday.
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Associate Professor James L. Sherley talks to supporters and passersby during his “Walk the Talk” hunger strike to end alleged racial discrimination by Institute administrators. Sherley has vowed to hold a vigil outside of the President and Provost’s office from 9 a.m.—noon on weekdays until his demands are met.
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Julie Shi ’08 and Sergio Haro ’08 celebrate as they win the 6.270 Autonomous Robot Design competition.
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David N. Rogers, assistant dean and director of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups, shows Yuan K. Shen G the proper method of cutting meat at Charm School on Feb. 2.
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Melodie M. Kao ’10 checks over her robot’s code on the day of the competition.
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A team’s robot attempts to avoid obstructions in the playing field.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
The competition was entertaining for participants and audience members alike. People watched the bots on two large screens in room 26-100.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
Katherine J. Hollenbach ’07 of “Ringo Star” places their robot on the field and prepares to start it up.
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Team 31’s Evan D. Gerard ’08 and Dan L. Lopuch ’08 bring the robots to organizer Julia M. Dennett’s ’08 (left) attention.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
Team “Leeeeroooy Jenkins” and team “My Other Programming Language is Scheme” describe their stategies prior to starting a virtual scrimmage in this year’s Battlecode Final Tournament. Eight teams qualified for the final tournament, and their fights were projected on a large screen in Kresge Auditorium on Saturday night.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
Helen H. Liang ’08 of “Three Blind Mice” places her robot, Paul, on the 6.270 playing field.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
Lisa M. Nakano ’08, Andy L. Lin ’08, and Mavis Li ’08 of team “Alphalpha” cheer on their robot as it competes in one of the final rounds of the 6.270 competition.
Gheorghe Chistol—The Tech
Dany M. Qumsiyeh ’07 (left) and Mark M. Tobenkin ’07 (right) leave Kresge stage after winning the 2007 6.370 Final Tournament. Their team, “My Other Programming Language is Scheme,” beat “Battletoads” in the competion.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
One of the factors in engine speed is temperature, and here Michael A. Carvajal '09 holds his hands to keep the heat in close to three running engines — all getting a boost from an extra burner in the center.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Daniel E. Klenk '09 (right) examines his heavily modified engine as the engine RPMs are measured by Daniel T. Schultz '07. It clocked in at the fastest speed in the room, 980 RPM.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Trevor T. Chang '07 attacks a Yeshiva University opponent during his first bout of the men's épée team's second round of competition. The MIT men's and women's fencing teams hosted 11 teams this past Sunday, Feb. 4 for the MIT Invitational, a fencing tournament held at the Johnson Indoor Track.
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2.670 professor Douglas P. Hart adjusts Alison S. Greenlee's '09 Stirling engine just before the final spin-off on Friday, Feb. 2.
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Fencing Head Coach Jaroslav Koniusz has a spirited talk with foilist Spencer R. Sugimoto '08 during a time out. The MIT men's and women's fencing teams hosted 11 teams this past Sunday, Feb. 4 for the MIT Invitational, a fencing tournament held at the Johnson Indoor Track.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Nancy Hua '07, a foilist, scores a touch against her first Tufts University opponent. The MIT men's and women's fencing teams hosted 11 teams this past Sunday, Feb. 4 for the MIT Invitational, a fencing tournament held at the Johnson Indoor Track.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
After lighting the flames under their engines, the 2.670 class watches as their creations warm up and purr to life.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
"If it doesn't explode, it'll go really fast." Assistant Matthew "Smalltime" S. Humbert '08 adjusts the quad-cylinder franken-Stirling engine with double-speed flywheel. It was not working by the time of the spin-off.