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Yufei Zhao Receives MIT’s UROP Outstanding Mentor Award

Yufei Zhao

Yufei Zhao received this year’s UROP Outstanding Mentor Award, presented to research mentors who have demonstrated exceptional guidance and teaching in a research setting. Yufei's undergraduate mentees have already produced numerous high-quality results and published in prestigious venues. Beyond their research projects, Yufei offers guidance on their decision making, and personally assists in finding summer internships. Students wrote that Yufei "made research mathematics less intimidating to us and truly sparked our interests in combinatorics." "Professor Zhao is invested in our success."

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Congratulations Yufei!

Ju-Lee Kim Receives MIT’s Earll M. Murman Award

Ju-Leee Kim

Ju-Lee Kim is this year’s recipient of the Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, "presented to a faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for undergraduates and who has had a significant impact on their personal lives and academic success." Ju-Lee is also recognized for expanding her services as Major Advisor Co-Chair to make the Math Major more inclusive and supportive.

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Congratulations Ju-Lee!

Gilbert Strang Receives Irwin Sizer Award

Gilbert Strang

This year’s Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education was presented to Gilbert Strang by the Graduate Student Council. Gil was recognized for “his ability to make mathematics alive, accessible, and interesting.” His classes and texts on Linear Algebra, Matrix Methods In Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning, and Highlights of Calculus have inspired MIT undergrads and PhD students, as well as millions via his YouTube and OCW lectures. His newest textbook, "Linear Algebra for Everyone," is coming out later this year.

Read more about Professor Strang’s contributions to education at MIT News.

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Congratulations Gil!

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