School of Engineering awards for 2014

The MIT School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students, with the following awards:

Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching — given to a faculty member whose contributions have been characterized by dedication, care, and creativity:

Junior Bose Award — for an outstanding contributor to education from among the junior faculty of the School of Engineering:

  • Anne White, the Norman C. Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Nuclear Engineering

Ruth and Joel Spira Awards for Excellence in Teaching — awarded to one faculty member each in three departments — electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, and nuclear science and engineering — to acknowledge “the tradition of high quality engineering education at MIT.” A fourth award rotates among the School of Engineering’s five other academic departments:

  • Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering
  • Wojciech Matusik, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the Computer Science and Artificial Laboratory (CSAIL)
  • Asu Ozdaglar, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
  • Maria Yang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering systems

School of Engineering Graduate Student Award for Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring — established in 2006 to recognize an engineering graduate student who has demonstrated extraordinary teaching and mentoring as a teaching or research assistant:

  • Clarice Aiello, electrical engineering and computer science and the Research Laboratory for Electronics 


Dean of Engineering Ian A. Waitz and Clarice Aiello (photo: Kris Brewer)

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising — to a faculty member who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to personal and professional development:

  • Maria Yang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering systems

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship — given to students who exhibit an outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering disciplines that contribute significantly to technological advances in the United States:

  • Daniel Kang, electrical engineering and computer science

The Henry Ford II Award — presented to a senior engineering student who has maintained a cumulative average of 5.0 at the end of their seventh term and who has exceptional potential for leadership in the profession of engineering and in society:

  • Colleen Loynachan, materials science and engineering

Samuel M. Seegal Prize — awarded for excellence in teaching to a faculty member (or members) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and/or the MIT Sloan School of Management, who inspires students in pursuing and achieving excellence:

  • Andrew Lo, the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan and CSAIL