MIT Dean of Engineering Ian A. Waitz presents the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize to winner Miles C. Barr PhD ’12. Barr invented a novel method of fabricating solar cells on everyday surfaces. Also pictured are finalists Uri Laserson G and Jay S. Silver SM ’08.
Joseph Maurer—The Tech
Ahead of Saturday’s Relay for Life, groups around campus publicized the event by adopting its purple color scheme. For their part, hackers illuminated the great dome and other prominent areas of campus with purple light. As of press time, the American Cancer Society reports that 920 participants at MIT have raised a combined $55,753 to support cancer patients and research. Registration for the all-night event closes today.