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  • INSPIRE 2015

    Agenda for Teachers, Parents & Chaperones

    April 7-9, 2015

    Copyright 2015 MIT INSPIRE. All Rights Reserved.

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    Event Agenda for Teachers and Parents April 7, 2015: Finalist Check in, INSPIRE Inaugural Opening Ceremony

    12:00 3:30 PM: Student registration, check-in and poster set up in

    Sala de Puerto Rico (W20)

    12:00 3:45 PM: Optional visit MIT Museum

    1:00 3:45 PM: Optional Interactive enrichment activities hosted by MIT

    Libraries. For finalists who have signed up in advance, and chaperones if space

    permits. Meet at the Student Center 15 minutes before activity start time.

    o Travel through Time at the Institute Archives and Special Collections

    o Images Arent Just for Art

    o Behind the Scenes in the Conservation Lab

    4:00 6:00 PM: Opening Ceremony at the Wong Auditorium (E51)

    o Opening remarks by Deborah K. Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean, MIT

    School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Professor, Program in

    Science, Technology and Society, MIT

    o Welcoming remarks: Cynthia Barnhart, Chancellor, Ford Professor of

    Engineering, Director, Transportation@MIT

    o Remarks by Vaishnavi Rao, Founder and President, MIT INSPIRE

    o Panel discussion: Careers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Fields. Panelists include:

    Moderator: David Kaiser, Germeshausen Professor of the History of

    Science, Department Head, Program in Science, Technology, and

    Society, MIT

    Ian Cheney, American documentary filmmaker, cinematographer,

    and producer, and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, MIT

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    Scott Kominers, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows

    and Research Scientist in Harvard's program for Evolutionary


    Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies and Head,

    Global Studies and Languages, MIT

    Bonny Kellermann, Director of Special Constituencies at MIT

    6:30 8:00 PM: Students staying off campus are free to go with their chaperones

    at 6:30 PM

    April 8, 2015: Judging Day and Enrichment

    8:00 8:45 AM: Student drop off and check in for judging

    9:00 AM 2:45 PM: Optional activities: explore Boston, Cambridge or MIT (MIT

    campus options available at:

    o MIT Campus Tour groups convene in Lobby 7, in the main building at 77

    Massachusetts Avenue. Tours are offered at 11 am and 3 pm. Further

    questions about campus tours may be addressed to the Events and

    Information Center, 617-253-4795.

    o The List Visual Arts Center is at 20 Ames Street (Building E15), Atrium

    level. It houses a collection of contemporary art in all media, in addition to

    managing the Artists in Residence and Percent-for-Art programs. Hours

    and directions are available on the List website. Admission to all

    exhibitions and related events is free and open to the general public.

    o The MIT Museum is located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Building

    N52. In addition to the world's largest collection of holography, the

    museum features Kismet and other MIT robots and the interactive

    sculpture of Arthur Ganson, as well as programs and activities for all ages.

    Hours and the MIT Museum calendar are available at the Museums

    website, as are the hours the Hart Nautical Gallery in Building 5.

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    o From the MIT events calendar (Please check MIT Events calendar for

    the latest updates on these events):

    Wired: A World Transformed by the Telegraph

    Time: 10:00a4:00p; Location: 14N-130, Maihaugen Gallery,

    Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries Exhibits

    Long before telephone or text, instantaneous messages travelled

    by telegraph. Explore the historic significance of this technological

    triumph of the 19th century through an exhibit featuring books,

    telegrams, photographs, and ephemera from the Libraries' Peterson

    Telegraphy Collection. Web site:

    10AM Undergraduate Admissions Information Session

    Time: 10:00a11:00a; Location: 10-100

    MIT Undergraduate Admissions Information Sessions are led by

    student interns and cover a variety of topics including academics,

    campus life and the admissions and financial aid processes.

    Immediately following the Undergraduate Admissions Information

    Session is a student led Campus Tour.

    Artists Beyond the Desk Presents Michael Yarsky

    Speaker: Michael Yarsky

    Time: 12:00p1:00p; Location: 14W-111, Killian Hall

    Artists Beyond the Desk

    Yarsky (b. 1987) is a Boston-based songwriter and multi-

    instrumentalist. He has written several indierock tunes for The

    Wakes before venturing into solo, flamenco-infused indie folk. In

    addition to being an accomplished bassist for pit orchestras and

    jazz trios, he performs his work solo or with accomplished

    composer and tenor Saunder Choi. He is a classical guitar

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    enthusiast, a fervent admirer of Bartk, and a former student of

    Berklee professor David Newsam. He is thrilled to be playing Killian

    Hall again!

    o Additionally, various galleries at MIT open to public from arts to

    cancer research. See for details.

    12:45 2:15 PM: Activities for Accompanying Adults organized by the MIT

    Libraries. Meet at the Student center 15 minutes before activity start time. Please

    check at registration desk for updates on this activity.

    4:00 6:00 PM: Projects open to the MIT and Boston community for public

    viewing (La Sala de Puerto Rico). The public can vote on a project for the MIT

    INSPIRE 2015 Lincoln Community Choice award.

    6:00 6:30 PM: Poster tear down and cleanup. [Note: All posters, display and set

    up must absolutely be cleared out before 6:30 PM]

    6:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner for Finalists, mentors and parents. Location: Coffeehouse

    (Student Center)

    7:30 9:00 PM: Panel Discussion: The Transition to College/Student Life at

    MIT. (Panelists consisting of MIT students). Open to Finalists, mentors and

    parents. Location: Wong Auditorium.

    April 9, 2015: Award Ceremony and check out Location: Kresge Auditorium (W16)

    9:00 9:45 AM: Breakfast in Kresge Auditorium Lobby

    10:00 AM 12:00 PM: Award Ceremony

    o Concluding remarks W. Eric L. Grimson, Chancellor for Academic

    Advancement, MIT

    o Special remarks The Honorable Deval L. Patrick Former Governor,


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    o Special awards presented by Ms. Colleen Messing, Chair, Council of Arts

    at MIT (CAMIT) grants committee, Mr. Paul Parravano, ex officio member

    of the MIT Community Service Fund (CSF) Board and Co-Director of the

    Office of Government and Community Relations, MIT

    o Category awards presented by Leah Flynn Gallant, Assistant Dean and

    Director for Student Leadership and Engagement, Office of Student

    Activities, Division of Student Life, MIT

    o 12:15 2:30 PM: Checkout in Kresge Lobby

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