“One of my favorite movies growing up was National Treasure. I was obsessed. I loved the journey, adventure and discovery that came along with analytic thinking. I remember the main character, Ben Gates, was so smart because he went to a very special school: MIT. In my mind I knew if I were to be that cool I had to go to that school.”
“Some people have a natural affinity for certain things and shooting is one of those things for Helen,” said MIT Physical Education Instructor in Pistol and Rifle and Rangemaster Mike Conti about former student Helen (Chang) Liu ’16.
MIT’s Department of Athletics Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) states that a core component of its mission to students is to promote “wellness by fostering an environment that values and practices healthy lifestyles, and encourages personal growth and enjoyment, through physical and social activities.”
MIT’s Sport Taekwondo Club is one of the largest and most successful sports clubs on campus, with a participant list ranging from 40-60 people and a mantle that holds seven Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference titles and four US National Collegiate Taekwondo titles.
Sasha Soane is a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department. With no prior ice hockey experience, he signed up for the physical education course and fell in love. “I wanted a challenge,” said Soane. “I did not know how to skate, so several years ago I laced up a pair of skates for the first time.”
“The work of Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Chi demonstrates the power of history, legacy, and tradition and the importance of the physical manifestation of that past has a statement and actor upon our current culture and life experience.”