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Professor of Biology Eric Lander, director of the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research, has been named to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. Recipients of the Medal, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering, are selected by this committee.

Eve M. Phillips has been selected as one of four Kawamura Fellows for this summer. The fellowship, which is limited to MIT and Harvard students, provides a five-week, all-expenses-paid stay in Japan. Fellows live with a Japanese family and are introduced to Japanese business executives and members of the government while traveling within the country to cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo.

Ms. Phillips is the only applicant selected from MIT this year. She will receive both a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering and a master's degree in engineering next month. She held the 1997 Intel Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship and is a member of two engineering honor societies, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Graduate student Thomas H. Epps III (SB 1988) of chemical engineering and senior Tanisha Lloyd of mechanical engineering have been awarded fellowships in the Cooperative Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories. The program is intended to develop scientific and engineering ability among members of minority groups underrepresented in technical careers. Fellows receive tuition and fees, an annual living stipend and are matched with a mentor at Bell Labs.

A version of this article appeared in the May 5, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 29).

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