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MIT INSPIRE 2018

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Replies to: MIT INSPIRE 2018

  • 123msn123msn Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    @yungcurrybowl just wondering, what kind of ideas were you thinking about organizing? I think your idea is really cool!
  • likelaughterlikelaughter Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @cchiong19 @lovetohavefun Please ignore @love2cheeses snarky comments. I get the sense that she is an adult and her kid was one of the failures who dropped the ball at MIT. THANK YOU for the assistant dean’s info. I think I’ll call their sponsors today so they are aware of what happened. What MIT Inspire did was very uncool, incompetent, and un-inspiring. That was about 40 hours down the tube for me, not to mention all the work my mentor did.
  • love2cheeseslove2cheeses Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    @likelaughter WOW, really? I hope the sponsors you contact will share your name with MIT Admission Office and other top colleges. I feel sad our young generation behaves this way. FYI, my K2 was a finalist last year and did submit again this year. K2 spent much more time than you did, but we cared more about what K2 has learned during the process, not that much K2 had to win something in order to put on the college apps. I have another child who is in college. I know how stressful college life could be, therefore, I am just grateful the new coordinator was willing to take over after the founder graduated. We are glad through the research, K2 learned so much which could only be benefited for life. Getting into a good college is only a very small part of one's life. Is it worth to behave and write the way you did? Plus, my K2 could still put on the CV that K2 did this project. Think about it, be wise and be kind.
  • StreenaSkywalkerStreenaSkywalker Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Our generation understands that taking ten minutes to let hundreds of participants know they're too busy to run a prestigious competition is reasonable.
  • yungcurrybowlyungcurrybowl Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @123msn We are attempting to organize either a forum or competition where contestants are able to present their research and in turn hear engaging new ideas from other participants. We're currently reaching out to local institutions along the East coast for sponsorship and have received interest by some! We'll keep you updated!
  • mar0311mar0311 Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
    @yungcurrybowl sounds very cool!
  • lovetohavefunlovetohavefun Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @likelaughter Thank you so much for your understanding and support. There is absolutely no excuse for what MIT Inspire team did. As others mentioned, not only we put countless hours into this project, our mentors did as well.
  • Gandalf1414Gandalf1414 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    So I guess its completely canceled then with no hope of having an alternative? I was half-wishing something happens to somehow get this going again but I guess not
  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 434 Member
    Does anyone know if MIT Inspire will continue next year? I really want to participate and already have research topics in mind, and would like to start researching in a month. If not, are there any other competitions that are similar?
  • yungcurrybowlyungcurrybowl Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Although MIT may not have an alternative, we are very close to getting a sponsor for our alternate forum. Do not give up just yet!
  • yungcurrybowlyungcurrybowl Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Hey guys! My partner and I contacted The Tech (student newspaper at MIT) and they interviewed us about the whole situation. They just published an article about it. Definitely read it, it reveals quite a few things:

    https://thetech.com/2018/05/10/mit-inspire-competition
  • SlayMeLoveSlayMeLove Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    @yungcurrybowl thank you for the link !! This really clears things up.
  • yungcurrybowlyungcurrybowl Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    We're very glad that the competition is back up, and we're still hoping to have a forum over the summer where we can discuss our research and listen to some speakers. We're trying to ask INSPIRE if they can direct interested participants to us. Please spread the word!!!
  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 434 Member
    @bsmdstudent101 Yay! Will there be another competition for the 2018-2018 school year?
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