The Campus Energy Task Force of the MIT Energy Initiative is calling for student project proposal submissions. The deadline for summer proposals is May 15. See http://sustainability.mit.edu/CampusEnergyTaskForceRFP. Also visit the Initiative’s newly-launched Web site at http://web.mit.edu/mitei/.
Randall Munroe, former NASA roboticist and creator of the xkcd Web comics, is speaking in 10-250 on Monday at 7 p.m. Cost is $1 for MIT students and $2 for general admission. See http://lsc.mit.edu/schedule/current/desc-xkcd.shtml.
A suspension bridge will be constructed between the Stata Center alumni pool and Bldgs. 16 and 56. According to Professor Heather N. Lechtman, the bridge will be constructed by students in her class this weekend and will be ready next week.
Michelle D. Christy, currently of Princeton University, will be the new director of MIT’s Office of Sponsored Programs starting July 16. Lori Gross, the director of the Museum Loan Network at MIT since 1995, will become the director of arts initiatives and advisor to the associate provost on July 1.