Nomination deadline EXTENDED: 11:59 pm on Monday, December 5, 2016  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups, and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in

Sekazi Mtingwa et. al. awarded APS Prize

Sekazi Mtingwa and his colleagues Dr. James Bjorken and Dr. Anton Piwinski have been awarded the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators by the American Physical Society (APS). The prize recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in the physics of particle accelerators. It consists of $7,500 split between the recipients, a certificate, an allowance for travel, and

Ta-Nehisi Coates is among the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards. The $10,000 awards span fiction, drama, sports writing, biography, translation, poetry, and more. Winners were announced at a ceremony on Monday, April 11, 2016 at The New School in New York City. Coates, author of Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Random House), was honored with the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel

To the members of the MIT community: Every November, I routinely send a letter seeking nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award. The danger with any routine is that we cease to think about its meaning. The MLK awards celebrate individuals or groups whose service to our community embodies the spirit of

Ta-Nehisi Coates: National Book Award Winner

Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House) took home the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Winners of the 66th National Book Award

Baratunde Cola: 40 Under 40 Award

Baratunde Cola was among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Awardees. From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (6 Nov 2015): About 400 people turned out for the annual awards event Thursday night in the Fox’s Egyptian Ballroom. A dusting of star power fell on the audience when honoree and Atlanta native Christoper “Ludacris” Bridges stepped to the stage, and Master of

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Multiple honors

Ta-Nehisi Coates is having a stellar year after the publication of Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House, 2015). Visit these links to read each section: Kirkus Prize, Winner MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Winner National Book Award for Nonfiction, Finalist Kirkus Prize Coates was honored with the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction at a ceremony in Austin, TX on October 15, 2015. This year’s judges praised Between

Sylvester Gates, Jr. will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Memorial University in Canada. The honorary doctorate recognizes extraordinary contributions to society and exceptional intellectual achievement. The two other honorees are retired Supreme Court Justice and former member of the House of Assembly Robert Wells (honorary doctor of laws degree) and actor Robert Joy (honorary doctor of letters). The

Ainissa Ramirez and her work were featured on a segment of NPR’s “All Things Considered”:  This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist Imagine a space shuttle speeding toward Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the friction outside heating the vessel up to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it enters the atmosphere. Those kind of temperatures

Ainissa Ramirez: 2015 AIP Gemant Award

Ainissa Ramirez is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).  The annual prize recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics. It includes $5,000 in cash and a grant of $3,000 to further public communication of physics at an institution of the winner’s choice.Ramirez is honored for reaching diverse audiences