Mind and hand
As some of you probably know, MIT’s motto is “Mens et manus”, which is Latin for “Mind and hand”. Now, in most cases, a school motto isn’t particularly meaningful. It’s a slogan that sounds cute. In the case of MIT, I feel that it’s still a slogan that sounds cute, but it’s also meaningful. It reflects something I consider to be an important component of MIT culture.
At some point in the past, someone on this blog asked me whether, as a science major, I felt overshadowed by MIT’s engineers. And I answered that question at that time, but this is sort of a more extensive answer.