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National Medal of Science awarded to Nobel laureate Paul Samuelson, professor of economics

Paul Sameulson

Ioannis Yannis, professor of polymer science and engineering, develops artificial skin for treatment of burn patients

MIT students help Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school students build robots for a national FIRST contest

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa, director of the Center for Learning and Memory, and MIT researchers in biology and brain and cognitive science identify gene’s role in spatial memory, which could aid study of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

“Brain Opera,” composed by Professor Tod Machover, MIT Media Lab, premieres at Lincoln Center

Tod Machover

Task Force on Student Life and Learning initiated by President Vest and Rosalind Williams, Dean for Students and Undergraduate Education.
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Rosalind Williams