Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory was named a 2010 recipient of the IEEE Educational Activities Board Employer Professional Development Award for its "exemplary leadership in providing programs for its employees, IEEE members, and other professionals for continuing education and professional development."
The award honors the Laboratory's strong commitment to facilitating the professional development of its staff and recognizes the breadth of the Laboratory’s program: a broad range of courses coordinated through the Technical Education and the Training and Development programs; the opportunities for acquiring advanced degrees through avenues such as the Lincoln Scholars and the distance-learning programs with Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State; the many seminars presented at the Laboratory by technical staff members or experts from universities and research institutes; and the nationally known workshops that bring together researchers from academia, industry and the military.
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's largest association for engineering professionals engaged in advanced technologies. The organization is dedicated to promoting innovation and technological excellence. For more than a century, the IEEE has sponsored various programs that honor both individual and corporate achievements in education, research and service.