• Left to right: Travis Merritt, director of ESG; Holly Sweet, associate director; Jennifer Tu, the Fiekowsky community award winner; and Julie Banda, program coordinator.

    Left to right: Travis Merritt, director of ESG; Holly Sweet, associate director; Jennifer Tu, the Fiekowsky community award winner; and Julie Banda, program coordinator.

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  • Winners of the Todd Anderson Teaching Award were (top row, left to right) Eric Smith, Roger Ford and Toh Ne Win; and (bottom row, left to right) Alexis Cavic, Todd Anderson (namesake for the award) and Miriam Boon.

    Winners of the Todd Anderson Teaching Award were (top row, left to right) Eric Smith, Roger Ford and Toh Ne Win; and (bottom row, left to right) Alexis Cavic, Todd Anderson (namesake for the award) and Miriam Boon.

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ESG recognizes six

Left to right: Travis Merritt, director of ESG; Holly Sweet, associate director; Jennifer Tu, the Fiekowsky community award winner; and Julie Banda, program coordinator.


The Experimental Studies Group presented awards to six students at its annual spring picnic awards ceremony on May 17.

The Todd Anderson ESG Teaching Award for sustained excellence in teaching by undergraduates at ESG was given to Miriam Boon , a senior in physics from Toronto; Toh Ne Win , a senior in computer science and engineering and management from Ransoon, Burma; Roger Ford , a senior in chemistry from Houston; Alexis Cavic , a senior in mechanical engineering from St. Louis; and Eric Smith , a senior in mechanical engineering and in electrical engineering and computer science from Tallahassee, Fla.

The award was set up by Anderson (Ph.D. 1995), who taught chemistry and supervised undergraduate chemistry tutors at ESG from 1991-95. He won the Goodwin Medal for excellence in graduate teaching in 1995.

The Peter and Sharon Fiekowsky ESG Community Award was set up by Peter Fiekowsky (S.B. 1977) and his wife Sharon to reward students who have exhibited dedication to bettering the ESG community. The winner this year was Jennifer Tu , a freshman in computer science and engineering from Baton Rouge, La.

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


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