Stephanie Wilson

NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon The theme of the luncheon — fostering strong, moral, and courageous leadership — was inspired by Dr. King’s 1957 “Give Us the Ballot” speech.   MARCH 19, 2020   Anne McGovern | Technical Communications Group On February 26, Lincoln Laboratory staff gathered to hear

Answering “Why?” MLK Visiting Scholar Benjamin McDonald uses synthetic organic chemistry in the Swager lab to answer questions with more questions. Fernanda Ferreira | School of ScienceMIT News, March 2, 2020 Everyone knows a kid who constantly asks, “Why?” “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do people have teeth?” “Why are hurricanes given names?” According

Dr. Dereje Agonafer [2007-08 MIT MLK Visiting Professor in Mechanical Engineering] was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SEMI-THERM Educational Foundation Thermal Hall of Fame. The award is in “Recognition of Significant Contributions to the Field of Electronics Thermal Management”.   READ MORE

Dayna Cunningham: A Leader Who Lifts Us Up MIT Urban Planning News 21 February 2020   On Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 a cadre of MIT community members were recognized with Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards for their efforts to cultivate integrity, leadership, and creativity at MIT. Recipients included Dayna Cunningham, who is the Executive

MIT Spotlight 20 January 2020 MIT is closed today to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Multiple other programs at the Institute also work to honor and advance Dr. King’s legacy. History MIT began its annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1975, seven years after his assassination. The memorial activities featured a breakfast

From MIT News, 14 January 2020 School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Kenda Mutongi [MIT MLK 2017-18] discusses the connection between Kenyan widows and the #MeToo movement, myths of African entrepreneurship, and the wider implications of her research. MIT Professor Kenda Mutongi teaches courses in African history, world history, and gender history. She is

  From Boston Globe, 9 December 2019: More than 200 academics from across the United States and other countries denounced Harvard University’s decision to deny tenure to a professor of Latinx Studies, in a letter sent to the university’s president on Monday. Harvard’s decision on Lorgia García Peña [2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor]— who teaches Latinx literatures

UPDATE: The deadline for the MLK Leadership Awards has been extended by one week to Friday, December 6th . We strongly encourage you to nominate a deserving member of the MIT community.  You still have time! Tips on writing a nomination can be found at https://diversity.mit.edu/mlk-leadership-award/nomination-tips/ . Kindly,Acia Adams-HeathCo-lead, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee To

  Terrence Blackman, 2012-13 MIT MLK Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics, has been appointed as a new Executive Council member of The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences (“Math Alliance”)—Building a New American Community in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Math Alliance is a community of math sciences faculty and students with