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Williams wins Edison Award

James H. Williams Jr. of mechanical engineering has been given Boston Edison Company's annual Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.

The presentation was made Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant by Bernard W. Reznicek, chairman, president and chief executive of Boston Edison, during the company's annual Black History Month luncheon.

Each year Boston Edison honors an African-American from Greater Boston who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and community service. "Dr. Williams is well known for his commitment to minority student development and has attracted the attention of the national media," the Boston Edison announcement said. "His contributions to undergraduate teaching have been formally recognized through a number of awards."

Dr. Williams, the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Excellence, was recently named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow by MIT in recognition of his outstanding undergraduate teaching. His past awards include the Everett More Baker Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching and the inaugural J.P. Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 37, Number 23).

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