Today's main event (at least for me and many other students in the program) was the MIT Reception at TRB. MIT has a large presence at the Annual Meeting, and this is underscored by the huge turnout this year's Reception. Attendees, including alumni, faculty, current students and others, filled the Birdcage Room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel to the brim! According to Professor Joseph Sussman, more people attended than ever before. This wouldn't have been possible without some serious effort before the event, and a special thank you goes out to Nancy Cook, M.S.T. program coordinator, for all her hard work making it happen. Tasty hors d'oeuvres were enjoyed by all, while old friends reunited and new friends were made. As you can see from the picture, we're going to need a larger room next year!