MacVicar Day 2014
MacVicar Day 2014 will be celebrated on Friday, March 14. Members of the MIT community are invited to a public symposium from 2-4 p.m. in Bartos Theater (E15-070)
In keeping with last spring’s faculty resolution
on freshman mentoring and advising, this year’s symposium titled, “Creating a Network of Mentors: A Roundtable”
focuses on the ways advisees and other undergraduates are educated beyond the MIT classroom.
Professors David Darmofal, Nergis Mavalvala, Leslie Norford, and Stephen Tapscott, and chemical engineering major Justin Bullock '14 will share their experiences. The event concludes with a Q&A. Dennis M. Freeman, dean for undergraduate education and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will moderate the symposium and introduce the 2014 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, selected for their outstanding teaching and sustained contributions to undergraduate education. A reception will follow from 4-5 p.m. in Bartos lobby.
MacVicar Day and the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program honor the life and contributions of Margaret MacVicar, a professor of physical science who served as the first dean for undergraduate education from 1985 until her death in 1990. MacVicar also founded the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in 1969.