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Awards for Faculty and Staff

EARLL M. MURMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING

Presented to a faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for undergraduates and who has had a significant impact on their personal lives and academic success. The Report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons (October 2006) highlighted the importance of quality advising and mentoring of students and the potential impact these relationships have on student success.

[2010 Recipient] Professor David Pritchard, Department of Physics

[2009 Recipient] Professor Robert W. Field, Department of Chemistry

EVERETT MOORE BAKER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

The Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is presented to faculty members, in recognition of exceptional interest and ability in the instruction of undergraduates. This is the only teaching award in which the nomination and selection of the recipients is done entirely by the students. The award is given in memory of Everett Moore Baker, Dean of Students from 1947-1950.

[2010 Recipient] Professor Patrick Winston, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

[2009 Recipient] Professor Scott R. Manalis, Department of Biological Enginering

GORDON Y BILLARD AWARD

The Gordon Y Billard Award is made annually to “a member of the faculty, non-faculty employee or one not necessarily affiliated with the Institute, for special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute.” The Fund from which the awards are made was established by Mr. Gordon Y Billard, ’24. NOTE: All nominations for the Billard Award should arrive at the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Room E19-239, no later than Friday, March 18, 2011.

[2010 Recipients] Steven R. Lerman, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Graduate Education; Blanche E. Staton, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education

[2009 Recipients] Professor Lotte Bailyn, Sloan School of Management; Professor John M. Deutch, Office of Institute Professors; Professor Gerald L. Wilson, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL TEACHING AWARDS

The Graduate Student Council Teaching Awards are given each year to one professor or teaching assistant from each school, for excellence in teaching a graduate level course. Nomination forms available at the Graduate Student Council website.

[2010 Recipients] Sharon Fox, MD, School of Science/HST; Charles Gammal G, School of Management; Jorge Oliveira, School of Engineering

[2009 Recipients] Douglas Fearing G, Sloan School of Management; Jinhua Zhao G, School of Architecture and Planning; Alejandra Uranga Cabrera G, School of Engineering

JOHN S. W. KELLETT ’47 AWARD

The John S. W. Kellett ’47 Award recognizes any MIT individual or group for an exceptional and/or sustained commitment to creating a more welcoming environment at MIT, including but not limited to, improving the experience of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered (LBGT), and questioning individuals. The award honors Mr. Kellett, whose spirited support has enabled significant improvements in the lives of members of MIT’s LBGT community.

[2010 Recipient] Queers in Urban Studies and Planning

[2009 Recipients] Ashley N. Davis’09, Adlai R. Grayson’10

JAMES N. MURPHY AWARD

The James N. Murphy Award was established in 1967 in memory of James N. Murphy for his immeasurable contribution to community life at the Institute. It is given to a non-faculty employee whose spirit and loyalty exemplify this kind of inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students. Sustained contribution is a criterion for the award, but longevity, in itself, is not.

[2010 Recipients] Priscilla Cobb, Music and Theater Arts Section; Jed Wartman, Student Activities Office

[2009 Recipients] Jospeh R. Graham, Jr., Department of Housing; Kenneth McRitchie, DAPER Recreational Sports

FRANK E. PERKINS AWARD

The Frank E. Perkins Award is given each year to a professor who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for graduate students. The award is named in honor of Frank E. Perkins, Dean of the Graduate School from 1983-95. Nomination forms available at the Graduate Student Council website.

[2010 Recipient] Professor Caroline A. Jones, Department of Architecture

[2009 Recipient] Professor Philip M. Gschwend, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

IRWIN SIZER AWARD FOR THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO MIT EDUCATION

The Irwin Sizer Award is presented to any member or group in the Institute community to honor significant innovations and improvements to MIT education. The award is named in honor of Irwin W. Sizer, Dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1975. Nomination forms available at the Graduate Student Council website.

[Not awarded in 2010]

[Not awarded in 2009]

ARTHUR C. SMITH AWARD

The Arthur C. Smith Award was established in 1996 on the occasion of Dean Smith’s retirement from the position of Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. The award honors his service and is presented to a member of the MIT faculty for meaningful contributions and devotion to undergraduate student life and learning at MIT.

[2010 Recipient] Professor Alex Slocum, Department of Mechanical Engineering

[2009 Recipient] Professor Charles H. Stewart III, Department of Political Science

LAYA WIESNER COMMUNITY AWARD

Established in 1999, this award honors Mrs. Wiesner’s legacy at MIT. The award is presented to a member or friend of the MIT community for conspicuously effective service that reflects Mrs. Wiesner’s concerns for enhancing life at the Institute and in the world at large.

[2010 Recipient] Kimie Shirasaki, MIT Affiliate

[2009 Recipient] Barbara D. Smith, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

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