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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by Biyeun Buczyk


Aaron E. Ramirez ’10, the “Foameez Monster,” walks across the 77 Massachusetts Ave. crosswalk on Saturday after the MIT Hobby Shop open house. Foameez are a commercial toy first invented at the Hobby Shop by Kenneth Stone ’72 and Professor Alexander H. Slocum.



CPW “Foameez Monster,” April 12.



Professor Linn W. Hobbs communicates with ham radio operators across the globe using the MIT Radio Society’s beam antenna on the roof of Walker Memorial. Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the club’s founding. The club will be operating a special event station through May 14 and will be having a reunion this summer.



Carolina Hernandez teaches a student from Bwala Secondary School, Uganda how to use a typing tutor. She is part of a group of high students from Seattle, WA and Greenwich, CT who came to Uganda for three weeks in June with the Computers for Uganda organization to set up computer labs in primary and secondary schools there.



While wearing a brassiere over his mouth, Professor of Physics Wolfgang Ketterle, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, gives two thumbs up to the winner of this year’s Ig Nobel Public Health Prize on Oct. 1. The winner, Dr. Elena N. Bodnar, created a bra that can be taken off and used as a “gas mask” in the event of an emergency. The Ig Nobel Prizes, held annually at Harvard University, are awarded to scientists for “achievements that first make people laugh, then think.”



Fireworks launch from a barge in the Charles River during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on Independence Day 2009, as viewed from the roof of Building 54. See the back page for more photos from the Boston area on July 4th.



While wearing a brassiere over his mouth, Professor of Physics Wolfgang Ketterle, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, gives two thumbs up to the winner of this year’s Ig Nobel Public Health Prize. The winner, Dr. Elena N. Bodnar, created a bra that can be taken off and used as a “gas mask” in the event of an emergency.



U2 guitarist The Edge stomps his foot to the beat of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” during Sunday’s concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. U2 played two nights there to sold-out crowds. The North American leg of their 360° Tour kicked off on Sept. 12 in Chicago.






Undergraduate Association President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11, holds up the iPad used to sign a recommitment to MIT’s charter at the MIT Next Century Convocation this past Sunday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


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