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Thousands Reconnect at Tech Reunions

A photo gallery of alumni at 2017 reunions.
August 16, 2017

Tech Reunions welcomed more than 3,500 alumni and guests to MIT’s campus June 8–11. The festivities included more than 150 events, including the 120th Tech Night at Pops, featuring pianist Sylvain Carpentier, PhD ’17. The first MIT graduate student soloist, Carpentier received his PhD in mathematics the same day. Alumni and guests convened on campus for a late-night Pops Encore Party on Friday night and for the Toast to Tech dance party Saturday night. Faculty shared their research during Tech Day in a series of talks titled “Designing Life to Spec: Addressing the World’s Challenges in Health and Sustainability.” The Tech Challenge Games were renamed to honor their founders, Bonny Kellermann ’72 and Bob Ferrara ’67. At the Technology Day luncheon, class-giving representatives announced fund-raising totals to date that amounted to $124 million.

Antonio Copete ’01; Federico Pacheco ’02; Ayanna Samuels ’02, SM ’05, SM ’05; and Josue Sznitman ’02 enjoy an Encore Party after Tech Night at Pops, held on Friday night for the first time.
Alumni Association president Nicolas Chammas, SM ’87, presents the Association’s gavel to incoming president Hyun-A Park ’83, MCP ’85, at the Tech Day Luncheon.
During TIM Talks for the 10th-reunion class, David Rush ’07 described how he promotes STEM education by breaking Guinness World Records—which he illustrated by taking 166 selfies with classmates within three minutes, breaking the previous record of 133.
Class of 2012 friends (from left) Morgan Houston, Paul Kominers, and Kelly Schulte celebrate at Tech Night at Pops.
Keith Szolusha ’97, MEng ’98, with his son, Axel, at the Family Maker Fair.
Christine Reif (left) and President L. Rafael Reif greet Sara Schlenker ’67, SM ’70, and Robert Schlenker ’62, PhD ’68, at the Gray House reception for the 50th-reunion class.
Members of the Class of 1992 commemorate their 25th reunion at their class dinner.
The dedication of a time capsule shared by the Classes of 1967 and 2017 was led by (from left) class president Bob Ferrara ’67; Zach Churukian ’17, Time Capsule Committee cochair; Debbie Douglas, MIT Museum; Judy Cole, MIT Alumni Association EVP/CEO; Andy Egendorf ’67; and Stan Rose ’67, SM ’69, committee cochair. Not pictured: Jim Swanson ’67 and John Rudy ’67, SM ’68.
Gerardo Corona ’97 works on a solution in the family-friendly Tech Challenge Games.
Actors in King John, performed during Tech Reunions by alumni and current members of the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, included Charles Eliot ’79 as the Bastard and Alex Orlovsky ’77 as the Duke of Austria.

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