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Albert G. Hill Prize

The Albert G. Hill Prize is awarded to minority juniors or seniors who have maintained high academic standards and have made continued contributions to improving the quality of life for minorities at MIT.

If you have any questions about the Albert G. Hill Prize please contact via email.

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Past Winners

2018

  • Joshua Woodard '18
  • Erica Santana '18
  • Hector Vazquez Martinez '19
  • Jennifer Madiedo '18
  • Pelkins Ajanoh '18
  • Isaiah Borne '18
  • Olivia Gautier '18
  • Kerrie Greene '19

2017

  • Kendrick Manymules ‘17
  • Joseff Kolman ‘17
  • Melissa Gianello ‘18
  • Carolina Fejgielman ‘17
  • Luzdary Ruelas ‘17
  • Tiera Guinn ‘17
  • Chris Harmon ‘17

2016 

  • Aaron Ashley '16
  • Paola Perez '17
  • Ronald Heisser '16
  • Alyssa Napier '16

2015

  • Estefania Avila-Anchondo ‘15
  • Markus Bradford '15
  • Dwyane George '15
  • Sarah McMillian '15
  • Ernesto Ramirez

2014

  • Eloho Akpovi ‘14
  • Bryan Collazo ‘14
  • Nathan Kipniss ‘14
  • Suan Tuang ‘14
  • Victoria “Ashley” Vilar ‘14

2013

  • Amanda Aparicio ‘14
  • Phillip H Daniel ‘13
  • Gustavo Goretkin ‘13
  • Victoria Okuneye ‘13
  • Evelyn Zuniga ‘13

2012

  • Brittany Jones ’12
  • Ken Lopez ’12
  • Kristen Peña ’12
  • Michael Thompson ’12

Albert Gordon Hill came to MIT in 1937 as an instructor in the department of physics. By the time of his retirement from MIT in 1978, he had held numerous administrative posts, including director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, director of Lincoln Laboratory, MIT’s vice president for research, and director of the MIT Plasma Fusion Center. In addition, he served as a technical leader in the MIT Radiation Laboratory during World War II, and was the first chairman of the Charles Draper Laboratory. Professor Hill was an advocate for equal opportunity and affirmative action. He personally recruited African-American graduate students and faculty for the department of physics and was a member of the Task Force on Educational Opportunity, which proposed and organized the Office of Minority Education on campus.

 

Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) Senior Academic Award

The Association of MIT Alumnae Award is presented to an outstanding senior woman who has demonstrated the highest level of academic excellence through her coursework and related professional activities at MIT.

If you have any questions about the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) Senior Academic Award please contact via email.

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Past Winners

2017

  • Alyssa Cartwright ‘17
  • Vaishnavi Rao ‘17

2016

  • Ava Soleimany ‘16

2015

  • Andrea Kriz

2014

  • Arunima Balan ‘14

2013

  • Christie Chiu ‘13

2012

  • Kamena Kostova ’12

2011

  • Fatima Hussain ’11
  • Melissa Gymrek ’11

The complete lists of past winners.

Laya Wiesner Community Award

Established in 1999, this award honors Mrs. Wiesner’s legacy at MIT. The award is presented to a member or friend of the MIT community for conspicuously effective service that reflects Mrs. Wiesner’s concerns for enhancing life at the Institute and in the world at large.

If you have any questions about the Laya Wiesner Community Award please contact via email.

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Past Winners

2017

  • Julie Norman, UAAP & Senior Associate Dean, DUE 

2016

  • Paula Ruiz Castillo G

2015

  • Caleb Harper, Media Laboratory

2014

  • Borislava (Bori) Stoyanova

2013

  • Michele Pratusevich ‘13

2012

  • Kimberly Benard, Assistant Director, Global Education and Career Development Center
 

Laya Wainger Wiesner, wife of MIT’s President Jerome Wiesner, served as the Institute’s First Lady from 1971 to 1980. Mrs. Wiesner earned a B.S. in mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1940 and married in the same year. During the Wiesner presidency, Mrs. Wiesner was active in many Institute projects, including the MIT Women’s League, the MIT Advisory Committee on Women and Work, and the Advisory Board of MIT’s Child Development Center. She also worked to increase the number of women on the faculty. Beyond MIT, she helped found and support the Metropolitan Council on Education, was a leader of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, and an active supporter of their efforts to aid the civil rights movement in the South.

William L. Stewart, Jr. Award

The Stewart Awards are presented in memory of William L. Stewart, Jr., an alumnus and member of the Corporation who demonstrated deep interest in student life at MIT. The Stewart Awards recognize outstanding contributions by an individual student or student organization to extracurricular activities and events during the preceding year.

If you have any questions about the William L. Stewart, Jr. Award please contact via email.

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Past Winners

2017

  • Sahar Dar G

2016

  • Katia Shtyrkova G
  • Eric Mannes ’16
  • Kath Xu ’16
  • Richard Watts ‘18

2015

  • Hal Anil '15
  • Phoebe Whitwell '15
  • Shreya Dave G

2014

  • Egypt Student Association
  • Anne Cai ‘14

2013

  • Ruth Byers'13
  • Joy Ekuta '13
  • Matthew Haberland G
  • Joanna S. Kao ‘13

2012

  • Ethan Solomon '12

 

 

William Lyman Stewart, Jr. first came to MIT as an undergraduate in 1919. He earned an S.B. in business and engineering administration in 1923. After graduation, he joined the Union Oil Company of California, to which he devoted his energies throughout his entire career. Long active in MIT affairs, he served as an alumni term member of the MIT Corporation from 1952 to 1956, and as a life member until his death. As a member of the Corporation, Mr. Stewart served on a number of standing and visiting committees including development, naval architecture, industrial management, humanities, mathematics, sponsored research, and student affairs.

Laya W. Wiesner Award

The Laya W. Wiesner Award honors Mrs. Wiesner’s contributions to women’s activities at the Institute. It was established in 1980 by the MIT Women’s League. The award is presented to the undergraduate woman student who has most enhanced MIT community life.

If you have any questions about the Laya W. Wiesner Award please contact via email.

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Past Winners

2017

  • Teresa de Figueiredo ’17

2016

  • Bettina Arkhurst ‘18

2015

  • Shivangi Goel ‘17

2014

  • Rachel H. Keeler

2013

  • Karine Yuki '13

2012

  • Vidya Eswaran '12
 

Laya Wainger Wiesner, wife of MIT’s President Jerome Wiesner, served as the Institute’s First Lady from 1971 to 1980. Mrs. Wiesner earned a B.S. in mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1940 and married in the same year. During the Wiesner presidency, Mrs. Wiesner was active in many Institute projects, including the MIT Women’s League, the MIT Advisory Committee on Women and Work, and the Advisory Board of MIT’s Child Development Center. She also worked to increase the number of women on the faculty. Beyond MIT, she helped found and support the Metropolitan Council on Education, was a leader of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, and an active supporter of their efforts to aid the civil rights movement in the South.

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