Professor John W. Negele, the W.A. Coolidge Professor of Physics and director of the Center for Theoretical Physics, has received a Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany. The award offers an extended research stay in Germany.
Dr. Janice Chang, a technical instructor in biology, has been selected as a participant in the Research Link 2000 Project, an NSF-funded project of the Council on Undergraduate Research. The program brings together biology faculty to select, develop and disseminate a group of field-tested experimental systems and instructional materials for research-based experiments in introductory biology. During the August 5-9 workshop at Carleton College, Dr. Chang and others will develop lab experiments and web site support for the project.
Dr. Peter Senge, senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution Award for Workplace Learning and Performance from the American Society for Training and Development. Dr. Senge's work in organizational learning includes systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, building shared vision and team learning. He is the author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art of Practice of the Learning Organization (1990) and The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994).
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education Isaac Colbert has been named chair of the board of trustees at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham. Dr. Colbert has been a board member since 1991.
Professor Emeritus Jï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½nos M. Beï¿½ï¿½ï¿½r of chemical engineering is the 1998 recipient of the AIAA Energy Systems Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The award is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems. His award cites him "for distinguished contributions as an educator, researcher and consultant in techniques, developments and applications in the field of combustion."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 1998.