Edward M. Grinnell ’11 won the 2009 2.007 design competition last Thursday with a robot that stacked bales of “trash.” Pablo J. Bello ’11 was the runner up, losing in the final round by two points. Grinnell and the three other top finishers won a trip to Tokyo for the International Design Contest, to be held in August. All top four finishers received cash prizes and full licenses to SolidWorks. Grinnell received the extra prize of being carried by 2.007 professor Daniel D. Frey PhD ’97 for a victory lap.
MIT is in the process of combining the assets, functions, and personnel of the MIT News Office and <i>Technology Review</i> magazine in order to cut spending and run communications more effectively.
MIT ranked ninth on the <i>Times Higher Education</i>’s list of the Top 200 World Universities which was published on Oct. 9.