Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
Five awards and prizes were announced at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering senior dinner on May 5. All recipients are seniors in the department.
The Steinberg Prize, awarded to an undergraduate for academic achievement and demonstrable interest in construction management, went to Nathan L. Burnham of Skowhegan, ME. The Richard Lee Russel Award was given to Yat Lun Wesley Choi of Hong Kong. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate in civil and environmental engineering who plans to continue with graduate study at the Institute or elsewhere.
Amber E. Crabbe of St. Louis and Nathaniel J. Grier of Eugene, OR, received the Leo '24 and Mary Grossman Award, given to an undergraduate with a strong interest in transportation and a strong academic record.
A special award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was given to Anne T. McLeod of Monroe, CT, in recognition of academic achievement and outstanding service to the Institute.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 31, 2000.