• Associate Dean of Engineering Dick Yue (right) congratulates the Henry Ford Award recipient, Ian Parrish

    Associate Dean of Engineering Dick Yue (right) congratulates the Henry Ford Award recipient, Ian Parrish

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Associate Dean of Engineering Dick Yue (right) congratulates the Henry Ford Award recipient, Ian Parrish


The School of Engineering honored four students and six faculty members for achievements in 2001-02.

The $5,000 Henry Ford II Award was presented to Ian Parrish , a senior in nuclear engineering from Centralia, Ill. The award is given to a senior engineering student who has maintained a cumulative average of 5.0 at the end of his or her seventh term and who has exceptional potential for leadership in the profession of engineering and in society.

Barry Goldwater Scholarships went to Jason Rolfe , a junior in mathematics from Ridgewood, N.J.; Terri Yu , a junior in physics and electrical engineering from Los Altos Hills, Calif.; and Bradley Olson , a junior in chemical engineering from Brooklyn Park, Minn. Congress established the scholarship in 1986 in honor of Sen. Barry M. Goldwater to recognize students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering disciplines that contribute significantly to technological advances.

The Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching went to Professor Jesus del Alamo of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). The award, established in 1989 by the School of Engineering to recognize outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, is given annually to an engineering faculty member whose teaching contributions over an extended period are characterized by dedication, care, creativity and inspiration to students and colleagues.

The Junior Bose Award went to professors David Darmofal of aeronautics and astronautics and Hari Balakrishnan of EECS. The award, established in 1995-96, recognizes an engineering faculty member who is being proposed for promotion to associate professor without tenure.

Professors David Cory of nuclear engineering, Rajeev Ram of EECS and David Trumper of mechanical engineering were awarded the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award is made possible by a gift from Ruth and Joel S. Spira to acknowledge "the tradition of high-quality engineering education at MIT." Awards are made each year to one faculty member in each of the three departments.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 5, 2002.


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