The President on Campus

Scenes from Obama’s visit to MIT

Dec 21, 2009
President Obama chats with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry as they step out of Air Force One. The President’s private aircraft touched down at Logan airport at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 23, the day he delivered his address at MIT.
An excited MIT student awaits the arrival of President Obama in front of 77 Mass. Ave.
Demonstrators on the steps of 77 Mass. Ave. show their support for the Massachusetts Cape Wind project and other policies to combat global warming. Their gathering coincided with the President’s arrival at MIT for a speech concerning national energy research and policy.
Demonstrators stirred up heated arguments with bystanders on Oct. 23 as they awaited the arrival of President Obama to the MIT campus. This demonstrator had another hand-lettered sign that read “Arrest Obama for war crimes.”
Crowds gather in front of 77 Mass. Ave awaiting the arrival of President Obama to Kresge Auditorium on Oct. 23 for his clean energy speech.
President Obama shows off his newly acquired T-shirt while touring MIT labs with MIT President Susan Hockfield and Ernest Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative.
Professor Vladimir Bulovic shows President Obama his high-efficiency, long-lasting light bulbs based on quantum-dot technology.
President Obama talks with Professor Bulovic while touring MIT labs.
President Barack Obama’s limousine transported him from Building 13 to Kresge Auditorium via Memorial Drive for his address.
Moments before President Barack Obama takes the stage in Kresge Auditorium, MIT President Susan Hockfield discusses the energy research taking place on MIT’s campus.
President Obama walks across the stage before his remarks in Kresge Auditorium.
Students who could not get into Kresge gathered in the Stratton Lounge to watch Obama’s speech on their computers.
President Barack Obama speaks about clean energy at Kresge.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry and U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano listen to President Obama’s speech.
MIT Chancellor Phillip Clay shakes hands with President Barack Obama as Vice President for Institute Affairs and Secretary of the Corporation Kirk Kolenbrander looks on.
President Obama shakes hands with members of the audience following his speech. MIT was given 200 tickets to allocate; Kresge’s maximum capacity is 1,000 people.
Photographers and video crews pack up supplies after President Obama’s address.