Winter Study Breaks, December 15/18/19/20, 7-9PM

Need a study break? Feel like you’re missing out on free snacks? In desperate need of basic human interaction?

EHA is here to help!

Edgerton Coffee Hour Study Break Snack Time Extravaganza: Winter Edition is here and the name is even longer.

There will be coffee and tea (caffeinated or decaf as your study habits require), healthy and unhealthy snacks for a balanced diet, and fellow Edgertonians.

7-9pm, Edgerton Large Lounge, Thursday 15th, Sunday 18th, Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December

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Art Afternoon! Sunday July 31st, 2-4pm

An afternoon of artistic activities in the Edgerton large lounge! Grad students come together to relax, socialise and enjoy some fun arts and crafts. Activities offered include personalising a mug to take away and brighten up your tea/coffee break, painting a small canvas to display at home, or mastering some cool origami sculptures. We’ll also supply you with snacks and drinks to keep your creative juices flowing!

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, so all graduate students are welcome, not just Edgertonians!


Puzzles & Pies! Thursday July 14th, 7-9pm in the Large Lounge

Come with your friends to eat pie, solve puzzles, and drink coffee / tea. Bond over the appetizers and the puzzle-solving experience!

Three puzzles/challenges will be presented sequentially over the course of the two hour event:

1) Given 200 toothpicks and 40 gumdrops, build a tiny bridge in 30 minutes. Prizes awarded to teams with (A) longest bridge, (B) tallest bridge and (C) bridge that holds the most weight.

2) Given 10 sheets of letter-size paper and a 12″ piece of masking tape, build the tallest free-standing structure you & your friends can in 30 minutes.

3) Jigsaw (100 pieces). First team to complete gets the prestigious and mysterious PUZZLER’S TREASURE for keeps. Second team gets an ordinary, boring, prize. Third team gets a joke prize (although the other prizes are kind of jokes too).

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Edgerton House 25th Anniversary Gala

The Edgerton House Association would like to cordially and enthusiastically invite all MIT graduate students to join us next Thursday (May 26) at the MIT Museum for an evening of much food (and drink 🙂 ), cool giveaways, and great merriment all around — we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Edgerton House’s existence, as well as the incredible work of Doc Edgerton himself. The event will also feature three very neat talks:
“History of Edgerton House”
O. Robert Simha, Director of Planning for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1960 to 2000
“Stories of Working with Doc Edgerton”
J. Kim Vandiver, Ph.D., worked with Doc Edgerton in the 1970s as a student in “Strobe Project Lab”
“Doc Edgerton’s Images of Discovery”
Deborah Douglas, Ph.D., Director of MIT Museum
Tickets are free but limited — register for the event here.
This event has been awesomely supported by the GSC Funding Board, OneMIT, ASA LEF, and the MIT Division for Student Life.

Edgerton Coffee Hour Study Break Snack Time Extravaganza

Need caffeine? Need a study break? Need basic human interaction?

We can supply all of the above!

Next week, when you’re tired of studying for finals, take a break and come to the shiny new Edgerton Coffee Hour Study Break Snack Time Extravaganza.

There’ll be coffee and tea (both caffeinated and decaf options to fulfil either your all-nighter OR healthful rest needs), healthy AND unhealthy snacks (a balanced diet is vital after all) and most importantly, friends to procrastinate with. Or study with, I guess: your call.

It’ll be held every evening Monday 16th to Thursday 19th May, from 7:30-9:30pm in the large lounge. That’s four whole coffee breaks. You know we spoil you. We’ll even put out different snacks throughout the week to avoid losing any of the sparkling novelty.