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We helped glue and assemble lego-based tRNA molecules for lego kits to be sent to the Boston Community Leadership Academy (http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/school/boston-community-leadership-academy)
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Thank you to those that volunteered: Lorenna Buck, Yvonne Yamanaka, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer, Xiaosai Yao, Sarah Schrier, Bill Hesse.
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Please check out a video of the tRNA in action:  http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/783-translation-reading-the-dna-code-the-lego-animation-version
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'''Bread and Jams Sunday Meal''', 1/22/06.  We helped prep food at St. James Church that was served to those in need in the Cambridge community.  Thanks to the 14 BE members that came!  It was very rewarding to meet some of their clients and see the difference that Bread and Jams makes!
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BE helped the Center for Environmental Health Sciences [http://cehs.mit.edu/] run a booth on DNA damage using both UV beads and the DNA Lego kits.
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Thanks to those that volunteering: Bryan Owens, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer,and Xiaosai Yao.
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'''December 2005: Christmas in the City:''' It was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone in BE that helped purchase a toy!
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'''Christmas in the City:''' It was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone in BE that helped purchase a toy!
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More information about Christmas in the City can be found at [http://www.christmasinthecity.org/ | '''www.christmasinthecity.org''']   
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'''BE Food Drive''',  Nov. 1st - Nov. 15th, 2005
 
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Our goal was 1 can/item per person in the BE Division.  We met and exceeded our goal with 317 donated items to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank!  '''This translated to 309 lbs and 237 meals that will be given troughout eastern Massachusetts.'''  Thank you everyone that donated and made this a successful event!  I would like to especially thank Maxine Jonas, Hyung-Do Kim, Kristen Nagle, Shan Wu and Amy Nichols for all of their donations and extra help!
 
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'''October 19th''', Wednesday, 5-8pm, at Community Servings in Roxbury.  We brought a group of four excited BE folks to prepare and package meals that will be delivered to individuals and families in the Boston area living with AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses.
 
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We had a great time and look forward to working at Community Servings in the future!
 
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For more information about this organization, please visit the following website:
 
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Revision as of 14:33, 28 October 2011

For current website see begradboard.mit.edu



Current Projects 2011-2012

Welcome to the BE Board Community Service Wiki! Please email Bridget Wall, at bwall@mit.edu with your suggestions.

The BE Board will be sponsoring several Community Service events this year, including building DNA legos, collaborations with the Charles River Conservancy, and acting as a partner in the Annual Cambridge Science Festival.

Past Events


DNA Legos

We helped glue and assemble lego-based tRNA molecules for lego kits to be sent to the Boston Community Leadership Academy (http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/school/boston-community-leadership-academy)

Thank you to those that volunteered: Lorenna Buck, Yvonne Yamanaka, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer, Xiaosai Yao, Sarah Schrier, Bill Hesse.

Please check out a video of the tRNA in action: http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/783-translation-reading-the-dna-code-the-lego-animation-version



Cambridge Science Festival,

BE helped the Center for Environmental Health Sciences [1] run a booth on DNA damage using both UV beads and the DNA Lego kits.

Thanks to those that volunteering: Bryan Owens, Ethan Sokol, Nate Schafheimer,and Xiaosai Yao.

For more information please visit their website: http://cambridgesciencefestival.org/Home.aspx




Christmas in the City: It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone in BE that helped purchase a toy!

Here are some links on the coverage of the event:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/19/volunteers_bring_joy_to_thousands/ http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=117702 http://www.thebostonchannel.com/chronicle/5542573/detail.html

More information about Christmas in the City can be found at | www.christmasinthecity.org





Thank you! Lisa--Your BE Board Community Service Chair.

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