Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
Sophomore Will Fournier displays his knowledge of aeronautics to nine-year-old Michelle Theveninas by swinging her like an airplane. MIT students volunteered at this Cambridge community center, in homeless shelters and at other non-profit agencies in Cambridge and Boston as part of CityDays, an annual city-wide community service event. See related story.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 13, 2000.