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Obama's Speech at MIT

10/26/2009 01:20:00 AM


If you're like me, you missed Obama's speech at MIT. I was busy during the time of the live webcast, but I did get to read it afterwards when the Globe printed a transcript of it. I figured at least a few of you are in the same boat as me, so here's a couple of excerpts. If you'd like to read the rest (it's five pages long) click the link below.

Thank you very much. Please, have a seat. Thank you. Thank you, MIT. (Applause.) I am -- I am hugely honored to be here. It's always been a dream of mine to visit the most prestigious school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Applause.) Hold on a second -- certainly the most prestigious school in this part of Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Laughter.) And I'll probably be here for a while -- I understand a bunch of engineering students put my motorcade on top of Building 10. (Laughter.)

Now, Dr. Moniz is also the Director of MIT's Energy Initiative, called MITEI. And he and President Hockfield just showed me some of the extraordinary energy research being conducted at this institute: windows that generate electricity by directing light to solar cells; light-weight, high-power batteries that aren't built, but are grown -- that was neat stuff; engineering viruses to create -- to create batteries; more efficient lighting systems that rely on nanotechnology; innovative engineering that will make it possible for offshore wind power plants to deliver electricity even when the air is still.

MIT the most prestigious school in Cambridge. I like the way that sounds...

Click (here) to read the rest of the speech.



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