Scholarships at MIT: Carolina Ortega ’21 Savors Every Opportunity

At 13, Carolina Ortega ’21 was one of only three young women participating in her native Colombia’s Mathematics Olympiad. She admired the other two, both high school seniors heading to the International Mathematical Olympiad, and when she heard the following year that both were studying in Massachusetts, “that’s when I discovered there was a place […]

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 Earns Stewart Award and Schafer Prize

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. See Complete list of 2020 Awards Convocation honorees. Marisa also won Honorable Mention for the 2020 Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, by the Association for Women […]

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

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 […]

Gigliola Staffilani Honored with Commitment to Caring Award

Gigliola Staffilani was honored with the Committed to Caring (C2C) award by the Office of Graduate Education. The C2C program recognizes outstanding mentors and promotes thoughtful, engaged mentorship throughout the Institute. “Her students spoke glowingly of her caring action and the positive impact she has made on graduate student lives,” says Department Head Michel Goemans. Gigliola […]