It seems like every year we look forward to M&TSI and every year the three weeks just fly on by! This summer’s program was no different. Our 2012 M&TSI class was made up of 52 students hailing from around the world; international students came to Penn’s campus from Morocco, South Korea, the UK, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and China. Domestic students came from all over the country, including California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington, Rhode Island, and North Carolina, just to name a few states.
The group hit the ground running, studying hard and playing hard from the second week of July through the end of the month. Students spent late nights working on case studies, lab reports, and putting together their team projects – a “looks like model” of an electronic consumer product aimed at high school and college students. Many groups went above and beyond, creating actual working prototypes! The students worked extremely hard and we know they had a lot of fun while doing it.
The closing dinner last Friday was a congratulatory affair – participants were presented with certificates of completion and special M&TSI t-shirts. A million pictures were taken, too! And while it was a happy occasion, many were sad to leave and we were certainly sad to see them go. We hope to keep in touch with many if not all of our 2012 M&TSIers!