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Paul Gray Award for Public Service

The Paul Gray Award for Public Service, honoring MIT’s 14th president, recognizes a member of the MIT faculty who exemplifies building “a better world” through his or her teaching, research, advising, and service. Faculty members may have:

  • Taught innovative courses that creatively and effectively engage community expertise or address community-identified issues;
  • Inspired and supported MIT students in their own service work through advising and mentoring;
  • Addressed pressing social or environmental issues through his or her research; or
  • Led or significantly contributed to service initiatives that respectfully engage with communities external to MIT.

Paul Gray Award for Public Service

The Paul Gray Award for Public Service, honoring MIT’s 14th president, recognizes a member of the MIT faculty who exemplifies building “a better world” through his or her teaching, research, advising, and service. Faculty members may have:

  • Taught innovative courses that creatively and effectively engage community expertise or address community-identified issues;
  • Inspired and supported MIT students in their own service work through advising and mentoring;
  • Addressed pressing social or environmental issues through his or her research; or
  • Led or significantly contributed to service initiatives that respectfully engage with communities external to MIT.

For questions about the Paul Gray Award for Public Service, please email us at awards-gray@mit.edu.

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Past Winners

2019

  • Professor Ceasar McDowell, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

2018

  • Justin Steil, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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