Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

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. The Report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons (October 2006) highlighted the importance of quality advising and mentoring of students and the potential impact these relationships have on student success.

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Earll M. Murman
Earll M. Murman received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1963, and a MS in 1965 and a PhD in 1967 in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University. Following a successful career in industry as a vice president and general manager, Murman joined the MIT faculty in 1980 as a full-time professor. His MIT tenure has included service as director of Project Athena (1988-1991), head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1991-1996), director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative (1995-2002), and deputy head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2005-2006).

Past Award Recipients

2019

  • Professor Anna Frebel, Department of Physics

2018

  • Professor Gigliola Staffilani, Department of Mathematics

2017

  • Professor Elsa A. Olivetti, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

2016

  • Professor Michael Short ’05, PhD’10

2015

  • Professor John G. Brisson, Mechanical Engineering

2014

  • Professor Frans Kaashoek

2013

  • Professor Heidi Nepf, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2012

  • Professor Maria C. Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Systems Division