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The following awards were announced at the Department of Nuclear Engineering/American Nuclear Society's international dinner on April 26.
The Manson Benedict Fellowship, awarded to a graduate student for excellence in academic performance and professional promise in nuclear engineering, went to Jacopo Buongiorno of Milan, Italy.
The Roy Axford Award for academic achievement by a senior in nuclear engineering was given to Amanda Johnsenof Carlisle, PA. The Irving Kaplan Award for academic achievement by a junior in nuclear engineering went toWinnie Yong of Bogota, Colombia.
The Outstanding Student Service Award for exceptional services to the students, the department and the entire MIT community was bestowed on graduate students Daniel Caputo of Alder Creek, NY; Julian Lebenhaft of Deep River, Ontario; and Richard Weil of Glencoe, IL; and senior Randi Cohen of Jericho, NY.
The Outstanding TA Award for exceptional services to education by a teaching assistant went to Li Lu, a graduate student from Beijing, China.
The Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching to acknowledge "the tradition of high-quality engineering education at MIT" went to Associate Professor Jacquelyn C. Yanch. The PAI Outstanding Teaching Award (awarded by the student chapter of the American Nuclear Society) was given to Associate Professor Kim Molvig.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 31, 2000.