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On May 2, 2019 the German Group, together with students of German and invited guests, celebrated the students’ accomplishments in German during the academic year. Sponsored by GSL and MISTI-Germany, the Award honors students who exhibit strong language skills and creativity in the study of German language and culture in courses at MIT.
Guests and supporters of the German program at MIT at this year’s Award Ceremony included Kerstin Hämmerling of the Goethe Institute Boston, Elizabeth von Wagner, Culture and Press, German Consulate General Boston as well as Emma Teng, Head of GSL and Justin Leahey, Director MIT-Germany.
The 29 entries written in German show a wide range of topics and styles. Entries include a paper about the role of a scientists in society, a modern fairy tale (à la Grimm Brothers), a poem reflecting on the changes that come about with a growing city, and a research paper on immigrants in Germany. Congratulations to everyone!