Baratunde Cola wins the 2017 Waterman Award, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF): Bara won the most prestigious award to young scientists and engineers given by the US, which very very few MIT faculty have ever won. –Ed Bertschinger, MIT Department of Physics and Institute Community & Equity Officer (ICEO)          

 From MIT News, 30 March 2017: 3Q: J. Phillip Thompson on revitalizing Central Brooklyn Advisor to $1.4 billion state plan sees health care as foundation for “Vital Brooklyn.” By Ken Shulman | School of Architecture and Planning   In early March, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an ambitious $1.4 billion state plan to revitalize Central