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.