R. Erich Caulfield SM ’01
PhD ’06, EECS, MIT
31st Annual MLK Leadership Award
R. Erich Caulfield SM ’01 is a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science (PhD ’06). Caulfield was cited for his thoughtful leadership and dedication to the MIT community in a letter of nomination by Emily Snyder, staff to the Graduate Student Council (GSC). Caulfield was selected for his ability to forge positive relationships with groups and individuals from many backgrounds, and for his concern for the welfare of others. He has served as co-chair of the Black Graduate Students' Association, committee chair of the Graduate Student Council Orientation, and GSC president. His involvement was a critical component in the formation of the GSC Cost of Living Advisory Board (COLAB).
MIT Commencement Speech by R. Erich Caulfield
President of the Graduate Student Council
June 4, 2004
Good morning, family and friends of MIT. From the dawn of the human experiment, we have grappled with the challenge and the potential inherent in our existence. Today, my graduate student brethren and my sistren, you join a grand procession that has marched across the sands of time, marshaled by the first human being who gazed up at the magnificent majesty of a midnight sky and asked the question, what more can I know?