“Mother of Landsat” Virginia T. Norwood SB’47 Receives Award

Virginia T. Norwood, the engineer responsible for the first #Landsat multispectral scanner, has been honored with the 2021 @ASPRSorg Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more at NASA.

Fiona Chen Named Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows

Math major Fiona Chen ’21 is among this year’s recipients of the 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, in support of graduate study. Fiona will use her fellowship to pursue a PhD in economics at Harvard. Read more at the MIT News. Congratulations Fiona!

Lisa Piccirillo and Postdoc Maggie Miller Named 2021 Clay Research Fellows

Lisa Piccirillo and postdoc Maggie Miller have been awarded 2021 Clay Research Fellowships. Lisa, who recently joined our department as an assistant professor, was recognized for her work in low-dimensional topology, and in particular her surprising resolution of the 50-year-old Conway Knot problem. Maggie, an NSF postdoctoral fellow at MIT, has also made important contributions […]

PRIMES and RSI Students Win Big at Regeneron

A record number of PRIMES students — 17! — were awarded in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition. Yunseo Choi, who is also an RSI alum, took first place ($250,000), and Gopal Goel earned 4th place ($100,000). Three PRIMES alums, along with another RSI student, were finalists, and 12 PRIMES students received national scholar awards. Congratulations to our PRIMES […]

Perspectives on Women in STEM from a “Recovering Mathematician”

On April 30, 2020 MIT Math alum Gioia De Cari will speak as part of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) We Speak Series. This series, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AWM, features women who have made a difference in the landscape of the mathematical sciences. Description: As a young graduate […]