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Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising

Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising

The Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising is given each year to a professor who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for graduate students. The award is named in honor of Frank E. Perkins, Dean of the Graduate School from 1983-95.

To nominate, visit the Graduate Student Council website. Please direct any questions to gsc-awards@mit.edu.

Past Winners

2017

  • Professor Dennis McLaughlin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor Jesse Thaler, Department of Physics
  • Professor Lawrence Vale, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Professor Barry R. Posen, Department of Political Science

2016

  • Prof. Stefan Helmreich, SHASS

2015

  • Professor Pavel Etingof, Department of Mathematics

2014

  • Jeffrey C. Grossman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

2013

  • Professor Martin Polz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2012

  • Professor David Kaiser, Director and Professor, STS and Senior Lecturer, Physics

The complete lists of past winners.

 

Frank E. Perkins, an expert on hydraulics, hydrology, dams, and other facets of water resources engineering, has had a long and varied career at MIT since coming to the Institute as an undergraduate in the 1950s. On the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1965, he has also served as head of the department (1975–1980), associate provost (1980–1985), and dean of the graduate school (1983–1995). While dean, Professor Perkins started a training program for new faculty members and teaching assistants to help them develop the skills necessary for effective teaching.

 

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