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Brain and cognitive sciences awards given

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) recognized the achievements of students and others in the department with year-end awards.

The Angus MacDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was presented to graduate students Roland Fleming of Oxford, England; Elizabeth Kensinger of Kansas City, MO; Jia Liu of Fuling, China; and Duane Watson of Las Vegas, NV, as well as postdoctoral fellow Max Riesenhuber of Frankfurt, Germany.

The Walle Nauta Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching went to graduate student Javid Sadr of Vancouver, Canada. The BCS Award for Continuing Excellence in Teaching was presented to three graduate students: Rutledge Ellis-Behnke of Canton, MA; Dan Grodner of San Diego; and Serkan Oray of Lakewood, CO.

The Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Research in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences went to Marlene Cohen, a senior in BCS from Palo Alto, CA. The Walle J.H. Nauta Award for Outstanding Research in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences was presented to Divakar Mithal, a senior in BCS from Arlington MA.

The department's Award for Outstanding Scholarship went to BCS seniors Camelia-Mariana Turcu of Galati, Romania and NinaShah of Westport, CT and BCS junior Sanjay Basu of Lisle, IL. The department's Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Research was presented to Vinod Rao, a BCS junior from Monroeville, PA.

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Academic Record went to BCS seniors Jennifer DiMase of Warwick, RI, Rebecca Loh of Tucson, AZ, Adam Rosenthal of Boca Raton, FL, Chris Reichert of Austin, TX, and Angela Ni of Springfield, NJ, and to BCS juniors Julia De Kadt of Durban, South Africa, Payal Kohli of Denver, Hillary Rolls of Harrisonville, MO, and Urvashi Upadyay of Concord, MA.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.

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