Marisa Gaetz, Timothy Leplae-Arthur, and Sam Turton Recognized by 2020 MIT Awards Convocation
Marisa Gaetz ‘20 received the William L. Stewart, Jr. Award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions by an individual student or student organization to extracurricular activities and events.
Timothy Leplae-Arthur ‘20 received the Ronald E. McNair Scholarship, 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.
Sam Turton PhD ’20 received the John S.W. Kellett '47 Award, in recognition of an MIT individual or group for an exceptional and/or sustained commitment to creating a more welcoming environment at MIT, including but not limited to, improving the experience of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender (LBGT), and questioning individuals.
Congratulations Marisa, Timothy, and Sam!
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 39 Mathematics Seniors
The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has elected 39 mathematics majors, among 117 electees from MIT’s Class of 2020, to become members. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society with a very selective invitation process. Membership is awarded to students in recognition of excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education.
Congratulations to our newest members of Phi Beta Kappa!
10 Seniors and Two PhD Candidates Awarded NSF Fellowships
Twelve of our students have been awarded 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
- Marisa Gaetz
- Michael Kural
- Allen Liu
- Ashwin Sah
- Roshni Sahoo
- Maya Sankar
- Mehtaab Sawhney
- Douglas Stryker
- Sarah Wu
- Michelle Xu
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
Andrew Ahn Receives Johnson Prize
The 2020 Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize for a research paper accepted for publication in a major journal, went to Andrew Ahn, a fifth-year doctoral candidate.
Oscar Mickelin and Chengzhao (Richard) Zhang Receive Housman Awards
Graduate students Oscar Mickelin and Richard Zhang have each been awarded the 2020 Charles and Holly Housman Award for excellence in teaching. This award is presented to graduate students in mathematics for skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching.
Congratulations Oscar and Richard!
Anlong Chua and Douglas Stryker Each Receives the Jon A. Bucsela Prize
Anlong Chua and Douglas Stryker each received the 2020 Jon A. Bucsela Prize in Mathematics for distinguished scholastic achievement, professional promise, and enthusiasm for mathematics.
Congratulations Anlong and Douglas!
Three Math Majors Named 2020 Burchard Scholars
Ifeoluwapo Ademolu-Odeneye, Kevin Costello, and Edwin Song are among 38 MIT sophomore and junior students named 2020 Burchard Scholars by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS).
The Burchard Scholars program recognizes sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding abilities and academic excellence in the humanities, arts, and social sciences as well as in STEM fields.
Congratulations Ifeoluwapo, Kevin, and Edwin!
Mehtaab Sawhney Named Churchill Scholar
MIT math senior Mehtaab Sawhney received a prestigious Churchill Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Cambridge University. This scholarship is awarded to individuals with exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement.
Marisa Gaetz and Maya Sankar Named 2020 Hertz Fellows
Seniors Marisa Gaetz and Maya Sankar were among 16 to receive the Hertz Fellowship.
The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to graduate students in science and technology who demonstrate the greatest potential to tackle the most urgent problems facing society.
Congratulations Marisa and Maya!
Marisa Gaetz Won Honorable Mention — 2020 Alice T. Schafer Prize
Math major Marisa Gaetz won Honorable Mention for the 2020 Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Sanath Devalapurkar Named Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow
Sanath Devalapurkar ‘20 is among this year’s recipients of the 2020 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, in support of graduate study. He will use his fellowship to support his doctoral studies in mathematics at Harvard University.