Photos by Priya Garg
Anjali B. Thakkar ’12 (pictured at far back) performs “Maanya Shree — Exceptional Women” with members of the Abhinaya Dance Company in a guest performance hosted by MIT Natya. The concert paid homage to various women from Hindu mythology and concluded with expressive dances focusing on the plight of women in India.
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.
Baker Piano Drop
The 48th Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event, occurred this past weekend. MIT, which is ranked Division 1 in crew, had teams competing in events throughout the weekend. Here, the MIT men’s lightweight crew team warms up in preparation for a race early Sunday evening.
(left to right) Jorge Malibran Angel G, Roberto J. Melendez ’12, and Kevin Kung G discuss a possible project at the 28-hour International Development (ID) Hackathon last Friday, Feb. 22. Co-hosted by the MIT Global Poverty Initiative and Harvard Developers for Development at the Microsoft NERD center, ID Hack brought together hackers and NGOs from the greater Boston area to work on projects that will make an impact on international development. At the kickoff on Friday evening, over thirty groups pitched ideas to developers, engineers and innovators. After, the entire group mixed to form teams to hack on specific projects.
The Blue Team presents their product, StormShield, which provides environmental protection for cyclists.
The Red Team presents Heatware, a flameless outdoor cooker.
The SkyBeacon, a novel rescue beacon for ships out at sea, floats above the Purple Team.
Following the presentations, all of the teams presented gifts to the 2.009 Professor, David R. Wallace PhD ’95.
To conclude the event, 2.009 staff exploded cannons of confetti into the crowd.
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