MIT was honored by the visit of President Barack Obama on
October 23, 2009. Speaking at Kresge Auditorium,
President Obama delivered a speech that addressed American
leadership and clean energy research. The talk came as
Congress prepared for hearings on clean energy legislation.
Prior to speaking in Kresge, the president toured research
labs on campus. Noting the work of the MIT Energy Initiative
to invent a sustainable energy future, President Obama
explained that MIT was a logical choice for his visit. View
President Obama’s MIT visit in its entirety at
the Institute Events collection on TechTV. View more
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