Our members continue to receive numerous awards and honors, both internally, within MIT, and beyond the Institute: An end of year round-up.
Faculty & Senior Investigator Awards
Kristin Bergmann Assistant Professor
Was appointed Victor P. Starr Career Development Assistant Professor.
Tanja Bosak Associate Professor
Was honored with a 2016 Geological Society of America (GSA) Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division award. READ MORE
Samuel Bowring Robert R. Shrock Professor of Geology
Received the 2016 Walter H. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). READ MORE
Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science | Co-Director of the Lorenz Center
Was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. READ MORE
Dara Entekhabi Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor
Was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. READ MORE
Raffaele Ferrari Professor of Oceanography | Chair of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate
Was appointed the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Ferrari also received the 2016 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences. READ MORE
Greg Fournier Assistant Professor
Was appointed Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Assistant Professor. Fournier also received MIT's 2017 Charles E. Reed Faculty Initiatives Fund Award for work studying "The Evolution of a-Carboxysomes and Earth’s Early Atmosphere.
Professor of Geology | EAPS Associate Department Head
Was appointed Robert R. Shrock Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
David McGee Kerr-Mcgee Career Development Assistant Professor
Was promoted to associate professor (effective July 2017). READ MORE
Noelle Selin Associate Professor | Associate Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program
Was awarded tenure (effective July 2017). READ MORE
Susan Solomon Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies
In 2016 Solomon led the team that reported the first signs of healing in the Antarctic Ozone Layer. Not surprisingly this work, besides its welcome news, was a top pick for the top stories lists at Science News and Discover Magazine: Science News 9/10 top 10 stories of 2016, Discover Magazine 14/100 of top 100 stories for 2016. She was also awarded the 2017 National Academy of Sciences, Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship, named an honorary Fellow of the UK's Royal Meteorological Society, and was appointed the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT. READ MORE
E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics | Vice President for Research, MIT
Was honored with the 2017 Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal of the SSERVI (formerly the NASA Lunar Science Institute). READ MORE
Principal Research Scientist
Received the 2016 Paul G. Silver Award of the AGU. READ MORE
William Frank Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prieto Group
Received the AGU’s 2016 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing at Geophysical Research Letters and Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. READ MORE
Ainara Sistiago Postdoctoral Fellow in the Summons Group
Received the Marie Curie Award of the European Commission.
Was awarded a "Red Sock" Communications Award for communications at SIAM DS17 (Dynamical Systems, 2017) for her poster about chaotic advection in the Alboran Sea in partnership with Larry Pratt and Irina Rypine, WHOI.
Was awarded a 2017 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence. She was also the recipent of a 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship. READ MORE
Was awarded the MIT Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship and the MIT Wellington and Irene Loh Fellowship.
Was chosen for a MISTI-Chile graduate student seed fund award.
Was honored with an MIT School of Science Graduate Teaching Award and a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE | READ MORE
Was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award, AGU 2016 and received an honorable mention GeoPrisms OSPA. READ MORE | READ MORE
Was awarded MIT's 2017 Karl Taylor Compton PrizeThe Karl Taylor Compton Prizes the highest award presented by the Institute to a student or student organization "in recognition of excellent achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT." READ MORE