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Professor Steven B. Leeb ’87 holds up the three-foot screw awarded to him for winning this year’s Big Screw contest, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega. Leeb is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and teaches 6.115 (Microcomputer Project Laboratory) and 6.131 (Power Electronics Laboratory). All proceeds from the contest, which totaled $2,629.63, will go to the Pine Street Inn, as chosen by Leeb. As is tradition, Leeb will pass the Institute Screw trophy to the next Big Screw winner in the spring of 2012. For totals raised by all Big Screw nominees, see page 17.
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Total Raised

Steve Leeb,
Professor of EECS

Pine Street Inn


Craig Carter, 
Professor of Materials Science

Camp Kesem


Pavel Etingof, 
Professor of Mathematics

American Cancer Society


Dean Colombo, 
Division of Student Life

Loaves and Fishes


Michael Yaffe, 
Professor of Biology

American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan


(J.G. Brisson, Anette E. Hosoi)



Julie Norman, 
Director of Undergraduate Advising

Leadership Training Institute


David Jerison, 
Professor of Mathematics



Susan Lanza, 
Course 9 administrator

Make-A-Wish Foundation


(Cullen Buie, Jacopo Buongiorno)

American Red Cross relief effors in Japan


Alexander van Oudenaarden, 
Professor of Biology

Save the Children


Muriel Medard, 
EE/RLE Professor

Soldiers’ Angels


Kit Cummins, 
Professor of Chemistry



Albert Meyer, 
Professor of EECS

ACLU Foundation


James Roberge, 
Professor of EECS

Make-A-Wish Foundation


Alexander Mitsos, 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Big Sister Association Greater Boston


Charles E. Leiserson, 
Professor of EECS

Museum of Mathematics




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.