Fifty years ago, in response on murder of Martin Luther King Jr., a unique history came to be at MIT: Project Interphase, a summer time program for incoming first-year MIT students that aims to relieve the change to MIT and build neighborhood among new pupils.
This autumn, alumni, current students, faculty, staff, directors, friends, and household collected to celebrate the 50th anniversary for the system, today called Interphase EDGE (strengthening Discovery, Gateway to quality).
Within the 50th anniversary event, the MIT Office of Minority knowledge, which coordinates this system, welcomed straight back Shirley Ann Jackson ’68, PhD ’73, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute plus one for the leaders behind the original concept for the system; and a few members of the venture Interphase inaugural cohort, including Sylvester “Jim” Gates ’73, PhD ’77, a professor of physics at Brown University.
A fresh video celebrates the history of Interphase EDGE, which now extends beyond a preliminary summertime session into students’ first couple of scholastic many years. “we recall that knowledge being truly instrumental in helping me to feel associted with the MIT neighborhood,” says Eboney Hearn ’01, that is now the executive manager of MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach products.
Adds Gates: “It was the single, most crucial educational experience we ever had within my life.”
Presented by: workplace of Minority Education | movie by: MIT movie Productions | 3 min, 48 sec