The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently marked its 150th anniversary with an extensive celebration showcasing its scientific and technological contributions to the world. The 150-day sesquicentennial, which began on January 7, featured dozens of events, symposia, performances and exhibitions that honored the Institute’s many achievements while looking ahead to the scientific challenges of the 21st century.Three MIT alumni astronauts wish MIT a happy 150th anniversary from the International Space Station wearing t-shirts Bookstore Manager Miguel Suarez helped design.
The MIT COOP at Kendall Square bookstore was an active participant in this major celebration by helping to design the distinctive MIT 150 logo. The official logo, which was used throughout the celebration, was emblazoned on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, key chains, water bottles – altogether about 45 different products – which were then sold exclusively through the MIT COOP bookstore and bookstore website.
“The bookstore was part of a committee that helped to design the MIT 150 logo, which was really exciting,” said Miguel Suarez, bookstore manager. “Our bookstore is located off campus and this was the first time we were actively selling and participating right on the main campus, which gave our bookstore much more exposure.”
The MIT COOP bookstore also participated in the Next Century Convocation – the centerpiece event of the Institute’s 150th anniversary celebration – which took place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on April 10. The convocation honored the creative achievements that have been identified with MIT since its founding in 1861. Suarez and his team staffed a table with numerous MIT150 items for sale to those attending the convocation.
Learn more about MIT’s momentous 150-anniversary celebration and the Next Century Convocation. And visit the MIT COOP, which has been serving the MIT community since 1916, and online at mitcoopbooks.bncollege.com for MIT spirit wear, textbooks, and more.