MIT Engineering Excellence Gala: 2010
On June 2, 2010, the School of Engineering held its inaugural Engineering Excellence Gala in the Silverman Skyline Room at MIT’s newly expanded Media Lab.
The event was held to acknowledge the achievements of our community—faculty members, students, alumni, and friends—and to recognize the intellectual energy of MIT’s School of Engineering and the philanthropic support that fuels it. From cancer research, to the future of engineering education, to transportation, energy, and our interactions with developing countries, there is no shortage of exciting innovations from MIT to celebrate. Several of these initiatives were highlighted during the evening.
Guests saw wonderful examples of the School’s vitality and progress, including special videos and student commentary on:
- The Places that move us forward: The Ray and Maria Stata Center, the soon-to-open David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and the new Laboratory for Advanced Materials on the Infinite Corridor, which was generously funded by Danae and Vasilis Salapatis.
- New and existing Programs: The exciting new Flexible Engineering Degree Program which responds to emerging changes in the engineering professions, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, and the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program, to name just a few.
- The People in our engineering community: The enthusiastic MIT students and faculty who tirelessly search for ways to address the challenges people face every day. MIT’s engineers are curious and passionate about their work; they truly want to have an impact on the world and make it a better place. As one recent graduate put it, “Engineers design everything that we use every day. You can’t live without us.”
As we look toward the future at MIT, we know we must continue to provide the resources necessary to enable our students to work on the cutting edge of their fields. If you’d like to learn more about any of the programs discussed at the Engineering Excellence Gala, or to discuss other initiatives, contact Dedric Carter, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Development & Strategic Initiatives at (617) 324-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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