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 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
- Saurabh Amin, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Professor Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Professor Ju-Lee Kim, Department of Mathematics
- Professor Anna Frebel, Department of Physics
- Professor Gigliola Staffilani, Department of Mathematics
- Professor Elsa A. Olivetti, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
- Professor Michael Short ’05, PhD’10
- Professor John G. Brisson, Mechanical Engineering
- Professor Frans Kaashoek
- Professor Heidi Nepf, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Professor Maria C. Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Systems Division