Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
The Community Service Fund (CSF), which supports Cambridge-based organizations for which members of the MIT community volunteer, has begun its annual fundraising drive.
The CSF was established in 1968 by a vote of the faculty to strengthen cooperation and understanding between MIT and the Cambridge community. In 1998, 20 agencies received allocations from CSF, which raises approximately $60,000 a year through its annual fund drive, the CSF Road Race (scheduled this year for May 8), and the Commencement plant sale.
"For members of the MIT community, the fund serves as a reminder that we champion those among us who volunteer their time, talent, and energy through local public service. To our Cambridge neighbors, it demonstrates our strong concern and willingness to face various challenges together," said Paul Parravano, secretary of the CSF Board of Trustees and co-director of the Office of Government and Community Relations.
Institute employees recently received a letter from board co-chairs Rebecca Vest and Professor Woodie Flowers of mechanical engineering, inviting donations to the CSF. For more information about the Fund and related events, contact David Cohen at x3-1989 and watch future issues of MIT Tech Talk.
A version of this article appeared in the April 14, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 26).