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Barbara Peskin Receives Institute Excellence Award

Barbara Peskin and Ramona Allen

Barbara Peskin with Vice President for
Human Resources Ramona Allen

Academic Administrator Barbara Peskin has been recognized by an Excellence Award in the Outstanding Contributor category at the 2022 Excellence Awards + Collier Medal celebration. She was recognized for her dedication to this department in general, and specifically to its educational mission.

Congratulations, Barbara!

Juncal Arbelaiz Earns Schmidt Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Juncal Arbelaiz

Fifth-year PhD candidate Juncal Arbelaiz has been named a 2022 Schmidt Science Fellow.

This postdoctoral program was created by Schmidt Futures in 2017 to advance interdisciplinary studies among early-career researchers. Juncal, who will be graduating this summer, works with Professors Peko Hosoi and Ali Jadbabaie in the interdisciplinary Sociotechnical System Research Center (SSRC).

Congratulations to Juncal!

Congratulations to our 2022 PhDs!

Group Photo of Phds

Congratulations to our 16 doctoral candidates receiving their PhDs this May! Two others received their PhDs this past September, and another in February.

See 2022 Graduate Theses here.

Students Recognized by 2022 MIT Awards Convocation

Ananya Gurumurthy Omomayowa A. Songonuga Ben Spector

From Left: Ananya Gurumurthy, Omomayowa A. Songonuga,
and Ben Spector

Ananya Gurumurthy '23 received the William L. Stewart Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities and events.

Omomayowa A. Songonuga '22 received the Ronald E. McNair Scholarship Award established in Dr. McNair's honor by the Black Alumni/ae of MIT, to recognize a Black undergraduate who has demonstrated strong academic performance and who has made a considerable contribution to the minority community.

Ben Spector '22 received the Patrick E. McGovern Jr. '59 Entrepreneurship Award for making a significant impact on the quality, visibility, and overall spirit of entrepreneurship education and support across the Institute.

Complete List of 2022 Awards Convocation honorees

Congratulations to Ananya, Omomayowa, and Ben!

Teaching and Learning Awards

The Department of Mathematics recognized math majors with Teaching and Learning awards, for their contributions to teaching.

  • Abraham Montes, Keita Allen, and Steven Johnson : Paige Dote and Steven Johnson

    Professor Steven Johnson poses with, from left, juniors Abe Montes and Keita Allen, who were awarded for their work as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for 18.02 and as exemplary tutors; and with sophomore Paige Dote, who was praised for her development of the IAP Real Analysis "bridge" class.

  • Quinn Brodsky Yi (Eva) Xie and Steven Johnson

    Senior Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Quinn Brodsky (at left) for 18.03; and sophomore Undergraduate Assistant Yi (Eva) Xie for 18.600, pictured with Steven.

Congratulations to Abe, Keita, Paige, Quinn, and Eva!

COVID-19 Update

The Math Department’s top priority is to help everyone through this unpredictable time by being flexible and understanding about the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation.

For information on MIT's response to COVID-19 including campus access, policies, and updates, please see the MIT COVID-19 Updates

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