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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.

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Past Winners


  • Justin Steil, Department of Urban Studies and Planning