Institute’s programs rank first in 7 engineering, 5 science, and 3 business fields.
The following awards were presented at the Institute Awards Convocation on May 13. Arts-related awards are listed separately. The Patrick J. McGovern '59 Entrepreneurship Award is listed with the Sloan School of Management awards.
William L. Stewart Jr. Awards--for contributions by an individual student or student organization to extracurricular activities and events during the preceding year
Ronak Bhatt G, physics, Houston
Rebecca Y. Deng '03, management, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jamy M. Drouillard G, aero/astro, Philadelphia
Arthur G. Fitzmaurice G, CEE, Hollis, N.H.
Terrence R. Strader '04, EECS, Cincinnati
Student Emergency Medical Services
Laya Wiesner Community Award--for 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 the world
Catherine A. Modica, senior administrative assistant in HST
Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service--for an undergraduate exceptionally committed to public service at MIT and its surrounding communities
Kyle W. Rattray '05, BCS, Sunnyside, Wash.
James N. Murphy Award--for an employee whose spirit and loyalty exemplify inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students
Dennis J. Collins, Sidney-Pacific house manager
Michele Oshima, director of special programs in the Office of the Arts
Gordon Y Billard Award--for special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute
Nancy H. Hopkins, the Amgen Professor of Biology
Karl Taylor Compton Prizes--for achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT
Vikash Gilja '03, BCS, Manhasset, N.Y.
Alvar Saenz-Otero G, aero/astro, San Jeronimo, Mexico
Sanith Wijesinghe G, aero/astro, Padukka, Sri Lanka
Kristin E. Finnegan Prize--for graduate students who have helped undergraduates improve their writing skills
Alexander F. Brown G, STS, Cambridge, Mass.
William J. Turkel G, STS, Cambridge, Mass.
John S.W. Kellett '47 Award--for a 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
Katarina S. Midelfort G, HST, Cambridge, Mass.
Edward L. Horton Award--for fostering fellowship in the graduate student body
Frank E. Perkins Award--for excellent advising for graduate students
Randall Davis, professor of computer science and engineering
Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement in MIT Education
William C. Hanson, co-director of the Leaders for Manufacturing and the Systems Design and Management programs
Graduate Student Council Graduate Teaching Awards--for excellence in teaching a graduate-level course, given each year to one professor or teaching assistant from each school
Eran Ben-Joseph, assistant professor of landscape architecture and planning
Micah O'Halloran G, EECS, Quincy, Fla.
Joseph Dumit, assistant professor of anthropology and science and technology studies
Emanuela Binello G, HST, Providence, R.I.
Gilbert Strang, professor of mathematics
Goodwin Medal--for a graduate student whose performance of teaching duties is "conspicuously effective over and above ordinary excellence"
Jeffrey A. Bowers G, physics, Temple City, Calif.
Ziad H. Nejmeldeen G, economics, Anaheim, Calif.
Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Walter H.G. Lewin, professor of physics
Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching
Heidi Nepf, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
Arthur C. Smith Award--for a faculty member for meaningful contributions and devotion to undergraduate student life at MIT
Wesley L. Harris, the Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Women and Minorities
Albert G. Hill Prize--for minority juniors or seniors with high academic standards and continued contributions to the improvement of the quality of life for minorities at MIT
Oscar J. Murillo '03, aero/astro, El Mirage, Ariz.
Kasetta V. Coleman '04, materials science and engineering, Philadelphia
Laya W. Wiesner Award--for an undergraduate woman who has most enhanced MIT community life
Nancy E. Ramirez '03, mechanical engineering, Juan Diaz, Puerto Rico
Ronald E. McNair Scholarship Award--for black undergraduates with strong academic performance and considerable contributions to the minority community
Jumaane A. Jeffries '03, EECS, Richmond, Va.
Danielle R. Lawrence '03, chemical engineering, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) Senior Academic Award--for senior women who have demonstrated the highest level of academic excellence through coursework and related professional activities at MIT
Caroline M. Twomey '03, aero/astro, Oconomowoc, Wis.
The D. Reid Weedon Jr. '41 Alumni/ae Relations Award--for the independent living group that has promoted the greatest interactions between its members and alumni/ae
Phi Beta Epsilon
Frederick Gardiner Fassett Jr. Award--for InterFraternity Council members who have demonstrated the qualities of spirit, dedication and service in furthering the ideals of MIT fraternity brotherhood and sisterhood
Lawrence W. Colagiovanni '04, EECS, Loxahatchee, Fla.
Christine M. Ortiz '04, chemical engineering, Longwood, Fla.
Lauren E. Owens '03, mathematics, Bismarck, N.D.
Harold J. Pettegrove Award--for outstanding service to intramurals
Richard A. Hovan '03, management, Chalfant, Pa.
Betsy Schumacker Award--for a female undergraduate for excellence in athletic competition
Kelly A. Martens '03, biology, Demarest, N.J.
Howard W. Johnson Award--for the male senior athlete of the year
Damian M. Engen '03, management, Minnetonka, Minn.
Malcolm G. Kispert Award--for the male and female senior scholar-athletes of the year
Audrey S. Wang '03, biology, Sugarland, Texas
Sean P. Nolan G, aero/astro, Valrico, Fla.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2003.