26th Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Rafael Bras
Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
26th Annual MLK Leadership Award
Rafael Bras, head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been the Bacardi-Stockholm Water Foundations Professor since 1995. He earned the SB from MIT in 1972 and the SM and PhD as well.
Professor Bras was nominated as a faculty member for the award by senior Jeriel Rivera, president of the MIT chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), who said: "The leadership and integrity Professor Bras has demonstrated during his 24 years as a professor deserves special recognition. His interaction with members of SHPE and his continious support of minorities at MIT should be commended."
In accepting the award, Professor Bras urged the audience to "have faith... rationality will prevail."