CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Earlier this month, MIT students and alumni folded a series of objects that pay homage to fall and Thanksgiving for a special project, “An Origami(t) Thanksgiving.” Yongquan Lu, president of MIT’s original origami club, OrigaMIT, spearheaded the effort. It involved eight individuals and an estimated 30 hours of folding to make nearly 30 pieces. The group used previously published designs, including a pumpkin, leaves, persimmons, and a jackalope, as well as an original turkey design by alumnus and past club president Jason Ku ’09.
The models were folded by: Mark Tompkins ’02, Jason Ku ’09, Laura Hallock ’15, Rui Wang ’15, Yongquan Lu ’16, Jonathan Tidor ’17, Zi-Ning Choo ’17, and Kitty Sprague.
Reporters interested in speaking with Lu, a second year mathematics major in the School of Science, and others involved in the project should contact Kimberly Allen in the MIT News Office.
Watch “Folding fiends: MIT’s Origami Club” at: http://mit.tv/WsPMYc
OrigaMIT is MIT’s original origami club, which exists to promote, practice and teach origami folding, analysis and design. More information is available on the OrigaMIT website: http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/index.php.