EECS Newsletter Spring 2010

  1. The first welcome sign of spring at MIT-- between buildings 39 and 13.
    The first welcome sign of spring at MIT-- between buildings 39 and 13.
  2. Students completing a lab project in 6.01, Introduction to EECS I.
    Students completing a lab project in 6.01, Introduction to EECS I.
  3. "My six friends and I are in Course VI and doing the Cambridge-MIT Exchange this year. This is the first year that Course VI-3 MIT students are participating in the exchange. We've taken some photos in front of the Cambridge University Computer Lab (the William Gates Building) and we would like to submit these photos for the Course VI newsletter. --Isaac Joseph, '11.
  4. Newly admitted graduate students visit EECS/MIT and get a greeting from the MIT Beaver. Photo taken and submitted by EECS graduate student Garthee Ganeshapillai.
    Newly admitted graduate students visit EECS/MIT and get a greeting from the MIT Beaver. Photo taken and submitted by EECS graduate student Garthee Ganeshapillai.
  5. HKN Project Expo on March 5 in the Bush Room features some very cool student projects.
    HKN Project Expo on March 5 in the Bush Room features some very cool student projects.
  6. Members of the Optical Society of America (OSA) MIT student chapter (most of whom are EECS grad students) held an outreach event for the Cambridge Science Festival called 'Topics in Optics', held at the MIT museum. We had a lot of fun demos for families and kids to learn and play with. Pictured here: Sameera Ponda and Joe Summers (postdoc in MIT RLE) playing with a sugar-water gradient index lens. Photo taken and submitted by Laura Waller, PhD '10.
    Members of the Optical Society of America (OSA) MIT student chapter (most of whom are EECS grad students) held an outreach event for the Cambridge Science Festival called 'Topics in Optics', held at the MIT museum. We had a lot of fun demos for families and kids to learn and play with. Pictured here: Sameera Ponda and Joe Summers (postdoc in MIT RLE) playing with a sugar-water gradient index lens. Photo taken and submitted by Laura Waller, PhD '10.
  7. 6.302 maglev project completed in 2008 by Jen Mitchel and representing this year's crop of maglev projects.
    6.302 maglev project completed in 2008 by Jen Mitchel and representing this year's crop of maglev projects.
  8. Careful construction of a robot in 6.141J, Robotics: Science and Systems I.
    Careful construction of a robot in 6.141J, Robotics: Science and Systems I.
  9. MasterWorks 2010 featuring 29 MS/M.Eng. research poster presentations and many inquisitive viewers.
    MasterWorks 2010 featuring 29 MS/M.Eng. research poster presentations and many inquisitive viewers.
  10. EECS Administrative Officer Agnes Chow with grandson Zac Chow on the occasion of her receiving the MIT School of Engineering Ellen J. Mandigo Award at the Infinite Mile Award ceremony held April 29 in the Grier rooms.
    EECS Administrative Officer Agnes Chow with grandson Zac Chow on the occasion of her receiving the MIT School of Engineering Ellen J. Mandigo Award at the Infinite Mile Award ceremony held April 29 in the Grier rooms.
  11. Spring Fling 2010 was elegant and entertaining--a grand way to celebrate winners of Dept. awards and end of term.
    Spring Fling 2010 was elegant and entertaining--a grand way to celebrate winners of Dept. awards and end of term.
  12. Lisa Bella (left), just awarded the Caloggero Award for service to the EECS Dept. poses with Donna Kaufman, assistant to the Dept. Head, and EECS professor Muriel Medard
    Lisa Bella (left), just awarded the Caloggero Award for service to the EECS Dept. poses with Donna Kaufman, assistant to the Dept. Head, and EECS professor Muriel Medard

Welcome to the online Newsletter for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT! The function of this online only issue is to celebrate the completion of Spring Term 2010 and the many events and collective and creative efforts that each individual has contributed to make EECS the uniquely engaging entity that it is.

Several articles are highlighted below. Visit all articles using the navigation to the right.

EECS affiliated labs: CSAIL, LIDS, MTL, RLE.

Celebrating EECS affiliate labs CSAIL, LIDS, MTL and RLE

The EECS Department is comprised of a diverse faculty (roughly 130) engaged in research spanning computer science and electrical engineering in an increasingly wide array of interdisciplinary approaches to complex topics. read more…

EECS Hooding reception PhD recipients jubilantly toss their tassled hats on June 3, 2010.

Celebrating the latest EECS PhD recipients

Enjoy the photos taken June 3 of the 105 EECS doctoral recipients at the MIT Hooding ceremony and following at the EECS reception, and EECS grads at the June 4 MIT commencement.

Enjoy the photos!

Faculty members David Staelin (left) and Steve Ward

Visiting with EECS faculty members: Dave Staelin and Steve Ward


“When I arrived in 1956 my tuition was $1100, there were one or two coeds per section, we had mandatory ROTC, surplus battleship gray paint graced the halls…” read more from Prof. Dave Staelin’s and Prof. Steve Ward’s interviews.

SpringFling 2010

Spring Fling 2010

Celebrating end of term and awards presentations to students, faculty and staff, May 16, 2010.

Read more and enjoy the photos…

Students working with lab assistant in 6.01, Introduction to EECS I, Spring term 2010.

Celebrating Spring Term Classes

Spring Term 2010, like other years, started in the dark short days of winter, gradually (sometimes immediately) building in excitement
…read more about 6.01, 6.141J, and 6.302.

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