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Awards for Undergraduates

KARL TAYLOR COMPTON PRIZE

The Compton Prizes are given in memory of Dr. Karl Taylor Compton, President of the Institute from 1930 to 1949 and Chairman of the Corporation from 1949 to 1954. They are the highest awards presented by the Institute to students and student organizations in recognition of excellent achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT. They reflect outstanding contributions to the MIT community as a whole, sustained over a significant number of years.

[2010 Recipients] Michael Bennie '10, Kevin McComber G, Student Information Processing Board

[2009 Recipients] Arjun Naskar ’09, Robert Y Wang G, MIT-EMS

LAYA W. WIESNER AWARD

The Laya W. Wiesner Award honors Mrs. Wiesner’s contributions to women’s activities at the Institute. It was established in 1980 by the MIT Women’s League. The award is presented to the undergraduate woman student who has most enhanced MIT community life.

[2010 Recipient] Catherine Melnikow '10

[2009 Recipient] Fiona Hughes ’09

WILLIAM L. STEWART, JR. AWARD

The Stewart Awards are presented in memory of William L. Stewart, Jr., an alumnus and member of the Corporation who demonstrated deep interest in student life at MIT. The Stewart Awards recognize outstanding contributions by an individual student or student organization to extracurricular activities and events during the preceding year.

[2010 Recipients] Zachary Bjornson-Hooper 10, Alex Hamilton Chan G, Keri-Lee Garel '10, David Schultz G

[2009 Recipients] Johnathan Cromwell ’09, Adlai Grayson ’09, Ankur Sinha G, Wendi Xiaowen Zhang ’09, Chinese Scholars Association

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

ASSOCIATION OF MIT ALUMNAE (AMITA) SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARD

The Association of MIT Alumnae Award is presented to an outstanding senior woman who has demonstrated the highest level of academic excellence through her coursework and related professional activities at MIT.

[2010 Recipients] Charmaine Sia '10, Naomi Stein '10

[2009 Recipients] Annelise Beck ’09, Kathleen Xie ’09

ALBERT G. HILL PRIZE

The Albert G. Hill Prize is awarded to the minority undergraduate junior or senior student who has maintained high academic standards and made continued contributions to the improvement of the quality of life for minorities at MIT.

[2010 Recipients] Polina Bakhteiarov '10, Asha Martin '10, Eric Quintero '10, Luis Somoza '10

[2009 Recipients] Jeremy McGee ’09, Willie Mae Reese ’09, Kristin Rose ’10

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 Grayson ’09

PRISCILLA KING GRAY AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

This award honors the inspirational contributions Priscilla King Gray has made to public service at MIT. It was established by the Undergraduate Association in cooperation with the Public Service Center. The award recognizes an undergraduate who is exceptionally committed to public service at MIT and its surrounding communities. The recipient clearly demonstrates a personal dedication to social change, prolonged and in-depth involvement and initiative in a leadership capacity.

[2010 Recipients] Juan Diaz '11, Caroline Huang '10, Chris Kennedy '10

[2009 Recipients] Grace Lee ’10, Tish Scolnik ’10

PATRICK J. McGOVERN, JR ’59 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

In 2001, Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. ’59, working through the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, established the McGovern Entrepreneurship Award to be presented annually to an individual student or student team that has made a significant impact on the quality, visibility, and overall spirit of entrepreneurship education and support across the Institute. Any MIT student or student team is eligible for this Award that honors Mr. McGovern, an accomplished entrepreneur, life member of the MIT corporation, and major contributor to the Institute community.

[2010 Recipients] MIT Entrepreneurship Review

[2009 Recipients] MIT Energy Club: Pedro Santos, Marcio von Muhlen, Brian Cantwell, Sombit Mishra, Amy McKnight Fazen, Lara Pierpoint

LOUIS SUDLER PRIZE IN THE ARTS

The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture or film. The Prize was established in 1982 by Mr. Sudler, a performer in the arts and an arts patron from Chicago. An endowment fund provides a $1,000 award to the honoree. NOTE: All nominations for the Louis Sudler Prize should be sent to Susan Cohen, Director, Council for the Arts at MIT, E15-205, cohen@media.mit.edu, by Friday, March 18, 2011. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

[2010 Recipient] Daniel A. Perez '10, Theater Arts

[2009 Recipient] Michael R. Miller ’09

LAYA AND JEROME B. WIESNER STUDENT ART AWARDS

The Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards are presented annually to two students (undergraduate or graduate), living groups, organizations or activities for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT. Established by the Council for the Arts at MIT in 1979, these awards honor President Emeritus Jerome Wiesner and Mrs. Wiesner for their commitment to the arts at MIT. An endowment fund provides a $1,000 honorarium to each recipient. NOTE: All nominations for the Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards should be sent to Susan Cohen, Director, Council for the Arts at MIT, E15-205, cohen@media.mit.edu, by Friday, March 18, 2011. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

[2010 Recipients] David S. Greenberg '11, Visual Arts Program; Sriniwasan Balaji Mani '10, Music; Jess Wheelock G, Visual Arts Program

[2009 Recipients] Samuel Kronick ’10, Simone Ovsey ’10, MIT Salsa Club

 

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