ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ In an article in the May 31 issue of MIT Tech Talk (page 8) headlined "First LFM Award given," a quote was misattributed. It was Rob Mosher, a fellow 1999 Leaders for Manufacturing alumnus and friend of the late Charles "Harrison" Smith III, who said, "As a peer award, it gives the class the opportunity to recognize the efforts of those classmates that have really improved the LFM experience both within and outside of the program."
His quote was in reference to a new $1,000 scholarship established in memory of Mr. Smith, whose life tragically ended in an automobile accident last June. A ceremony awarding the scholarship to Terence Emmert was attended by Mr. Smith's widow Samantha, his parents and sister, other relatives and friends, as well as people from LFM.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ In the same issue of MIT Tech Talk, a photo caption accompanying an article about awards given to students in aeronautics and astronautics misidentified Sumita Pennathur's class. She is a graduating senior who has already begun graduate studies at MIT.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ In an article on the annual Design 2.007 robot contest that appeared in the May 17 issue of MIT Tech Talk, Rhonda Massie's MIT degree was not mentioned. She received the SB in mechanical engineering in 1995.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 7, 2000.