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March
2005

Not Just Tongs and Test Tubes

I have a love-hate relationship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I love the projects and innovations that they create but I hate that they did not accept me when I applied for admittance (I ended up attending Carnegie Mellon University). Till this day, I still remember the hollow feeling of receiving the small rejection letter in the mail. But enough with the pity-party, here is a newfound reason to love MIT: The Laboratory for Chocolate Science. That’s right, finally a laboratory where it’s okay to lick the tongs and test tubes.

More of a club really, their purpose is simple:

The Laboratory for Chocolate Science (LCS) is dedicated to spreading the appreciation of chocolate on campus, and to bringing opportunities for learning about, appreciation of, and indulgence in our favorite substance to the community.

It’s not unheard of to find packs of students gathered in the McCormick Hall dorm kitchen at 10 a.m. on a snowy morning, mixing spices, extracts, and large amounts of chocolate chips in order to cook up Valentine’s Day truffles. Events for 2005 include: Science of Chocolate Lecture, Chocolate Sculpture, Ganache Making, and I’m sure Kelli’s favorite, Battle of the Brownies. You must be a member of the “MIT community” to attend but I’m sure that if you happen to be on campus, President Sangamitra Sen wouldn’t mind you poking your head in for a tasting.

The Laboratory for Chocolate Science, MIT
web.mit.edu/chocolatiers/www/
Contact: chocolatiers-officers@mit.edu



2 COMMENTS SO FAR...

Susie says on March 15th, 2005 at 10:56 pm:

Well, if you went to MIT (made in Taiwan) you’d never have met Kelli and that would’ve been tragic – so everything worked out :) So quit yer whining :P

Andrew says on March 15th, 2005 at 11:54 pm:

You know Susie, you are entirely correct. I suppose things happen for reasons and it all works out in the end. Or so I keep reminding myself…



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