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The MIT Electric Vehicle Team displays an old 1976 Porsche fitted with modern electric engines at the 2011 Earth Day Fair. Yesterday’s fair featured conservation groups and student organizations promoting eco-friendly policies.
April 22, 2011
The requirements for the new Course 6-7 (Computer Science and Molecular Biology) were recently unveiled on the newly-launched course website, ahead of the April 29 deadline for freshmen to declare their majors. The goal of the new joint major between the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Biology is to provide instruction in the field of computational and molecular biology while also fostering an understanding of both biology and computer science.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
April 22, 2011
A new flexible Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering as recommended by the chemical engineering department was approved during Wednesday’s faculty meeting. According to Course 10 Executive Officer Paula T. Hammond ’84, the new 10-ENG degree was designed over the past 2.5 years to allow students to focus on a sub-topic in chemical engineering.
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April 22, 2011
Indian Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar visited MIT Wednesday to speak about the Indian government’s goal of maintaining a high economic growth rate. Shankar’s talk came as part of the B&K Securities MIT India Forum, a series of lectures by prominent Indians.
April 22, 2011
From April 4–8, APO collected over $2,600 in the annual Institute Screw Competition fundraiser. Steven B. Leeb ’87, Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, took the top spot, raising $1,376. All Big Screw proceeds will be donated to Leeb’s charity of choice ­— Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter in Boston. Organizers also raised C$0.07, €0.02, 1000 Korean won, and a copy of a drop form for 18.100B.



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