Bioengineering honors student named Rhodes Scholar

November 22, 2021 Stanford University 0

By Kathleen J. Sullivan Stanford senior Sayeh K. Kohani, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with honors, and a minor in public policy, has been selected as a 2022 Rhodes Scholar. Sayeh K. Kohani (Image credit: Courtesy Bechtel International Center) The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest international fellowship awards in Read More


The Hoover Tower Observation Deck and carillon named in memory of Lou Henry Hoover

November 18, 2021 Stanford University 0

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA) – The Hoover Tower’s Observation Deck and carillon were named in memory of Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford University graduate, philanthropist, trailblazer for women, and the wife of America’s thirty-first president, Herbert Hoover. The dedication ceremony took place during Read More


Carina Letong Hong named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar for China

November 17, 2021 MIT 0

Carina Letong Hong from Guangzhou, China, is a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency). As a Rhodes Scholar, she will pursue graduate studies in mathematics at Oxford University. At MIT, Hong is a junior double-majoring in mathematics and physics. She hopes to become an academic and devote her life Read More


American Physical Society honors nine with MIT ties for physics research

November 9, 2021 MIT 0

Nine MIT community members have been selected for the American Physical Society (APS) spring 2022 prizes and awards. Those awarded include Professor Edmund Bertschinger, Associate Professor Nikta Fakhri, and Professor (post-tenure) Robert Jaffe; late Research Scientist Gene Dresselhaus, Research Scientist Peter Fritschel; and Lecturer and Junior Lab Manager Sean Robinson; as well Read More


Six from MIT named American Physical Society Fellows for 2021

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

Six members of the MIT community have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society for 2021. The APS Fellowship Program was created in 1921 for those in the physics community to recognize peers who have contributed to advances in physics through original research, innovative applications, teaching, and leadership. According Read More


Six with MIT ties elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2021

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 100 new members for 2021, including two MIT faculty members and four additional Institute affiliates. Faculty honorees include Linda G. Griffith, a professor in the MIT departments of Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; and Feng Zhang, a professor in Read More


Fifteen MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2021-23

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

In a normal academic year at MIT, the guidance and mentoring offered by faculty advisors to their graduate students is of paramount importance. This has only become more true during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as the entire world was thrust into uncertainty.  Very suddenly, activities that were once commonplace were Read More


School of Science appoints 11 faculty members to named professorships

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

The School of Science has announced that 11 faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. These positions offer additional support to professors to advance their research and develop their careers. Andrew Babbin was named a Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor. A marine biogeochemist, Babbin studies the processes Read More


David Card’s first day as a Nobel winner

October 12, 2021 Berkeley University 0

UC Berkeley’s David Card is best known for pioneering studies that questioned the prevailing assumptions about the impact of immigration on native-born U.S. workers and the effect of minimum wage. (UC Berkeley video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Alan Toth) UC Berkeley professor David Card learned early Monday morning at his Read More


Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

October 12, 2021 MIT 0

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT, has received the 2021 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award from the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his work on two-dimensional quantum materials. In 2018, Jarillo-Herrero’s research group discovered that by rotating two layers of Read More