It's been an action-packed two days for the Class of 2015 Orientation, with the incoming students engaged in a host of workshops: DIY Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern, Wants/Needs Workshop with Caroline Wollard, Design and Complexity with Abbey Covert, Material Matters with Andrew Dent, Documentation Best Practices with second-year students Kathryn McElroy and Richard Clarkson, and a Food Design Competition coached by Rona Binay, Gaïa Orain and Clay Kippen.
This last workshop's become a bit of a tradition now—incoming students are divided up into teams of three, given a "base ingredient" (rice for the savory teams, ice cream for the sweet teams, and seltzer for the beverage teams) and then charged with designing (and cooking) their most creative dishes. Teams have 30 minutes to design, then they head off to the nearby grocery store with a team allowance of $25. The next hour is spent feverishly putting together their creations, then the dishes are judged...and then eaten! (Yup, the results make up the lunch for the first day of orientation.)
Tuesday night hosted the orientation reception, with the faculty and second year students in attendance. Below are a few snapshots from the food competition as well as the evening event!