Awards, honors and fellowships
McGovern Institute to honor neurogenetics researcher Huda Zoghbi
March 4, 2014Zoghbi receives the Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience for her work on the genetic basis of human brain disorders.
GlucoWise is the winner of major Portuguese venture competition
March 3, 2014Building Global Innovators 4th Edition promoted by ISCTE-IUL, MIT Portugal and Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
In praise of the Institute’s unsung heroes
February 26, 2014Annual MIT Excellence Awards features presentation of first Collier Medal, to 56 members of MIT EMS.
MIT professor ‘made much of our world possible’
February 18, 2014Computing luminaries celebrate the work of MIT adjunct professor and Turing Award winner Butler Lampson, one of the fathers of the modern PC.
Nine MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 18, 2014MIT researchers specializing in neuroscience, chemistry, mathematics, and ocean sciences are among 126 selected.
NSE undergrad Minh Dinh’s love of learning, materials, and programming leads him to research group role
February 12, 2014
Supporting Saudi Arabian female scientists and engineers
February 10, 2014The Ibn Khaldun Fellowship program allows Saudi Arabian women with PhDs to conduct research with MIT faculty.
Photograph from Roman Stocker’s lab wins NSF/AAAS scientific visualization competition
February 7, 2014‘Invisible Coral Flows’ documents flow of water generated by the cilia on coral’s surface.
Two MIT faculty members elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 7, 2014Waitz and Pentland receive a high honor for engineers.
MIT Society of Physics Students receives honorable mention, named 'distinguished chapter'
February 3, 2014This dual honor puts the MIT chapter in the top 20 percent of nearly 800 chapters nationwide.
Pedro Reis receives Early Career Award from National Science Foundation
January 24, 2014Award will fund continued development of Smart Morphable Surfaces (or Smorphs), a new class of on-demand morphable structures.
Marvin Minsky honored for lifetime achievements in artificial intelligence
January 17, 2014The MIT professor emeritus earns the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his pioneering work and mentoring role in the field of artificial intelligence.
Robert Langer wins 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
January 15, 2014Langer honored for his discoveries in controlled drug-release systems and new biomaterials; awards ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey to be broadcast Jan. 27
Seeing beauty in a materials science world
January 15, 2014Marshall Scholar Colleen Loynachan tackles materials science problems with a photographer’s perspective.
SA+P receives $1 million grant from Mellon Foundation
January 13, 2014The grant will help create a Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative.
Anthropologist Manduhai Buyandelger wins the 2013 Levitan Prize in the Humanities
January 6, 2014The $25,000 research grant will go towards supporting the professor's ethnographic study of parliamentary elections in Mongolia.