Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
"Storming the Bastille" with their tabletop robot in the annual MITE2S engineering design contest are Arturo Arizpe of Buda, TX and Ana Lucia Hurtado of Laredo, TX. Israel Reyna of Mission, TX looks on. The July 14 contest kicked off the 25th anniversary celebration for the Minority Introduction to Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Program (MITE2S). Sandra Begay-Campbell, director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and NASA astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz addressed MITE2S participants, alumni and other guests during the weekend-long series of events.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 9, 2000.