Celebration Day, October 4, 2008






Above: Lambda Chi Alpha brothers from the Smoot days (who deny any participation in the bridge stunt) are joined by Peter Miller '62 (third from left), who helped draw the original hash marks, and Tom O'Connor '60 (far right), the pledgemaster at the time who devised the idea of marking off the bridge in pledge lengths.


June 4, 2009

MIT Dedicates Smoot Plaque on Mass. Ave. Bridge

Relive the Smoot plaque dedication.

1. Read the article in The Tech: "Plaque Shows Off Alum Smoot's Contribution to Measurement"

2. See the event in pictures on the Slice of MIT blog: New Smoot Plaque Greets Mass. Ave. Bridge Crossers

3. View the program from the dedication ceremony (pdf)

4. Read the blessing of the plaque (pdf) as presented by Bob Randolph, chaplain to the Institute

5. Appreciate the design and production process of the plaque as told by plaque fabricator Ilan Moyer '08.



Chaplain to the Institute Bob Randolph blesses the plaque.