Lufthansa Prize--for excellence in German studies
- First prize: Jason Bryslawskyj '09, physics, Park Ridge, N.J.
- First prize: William Near '10, electrical engineering and computer science, Moultonborough, N.H.
- Second prize: Irida Altman '08, mathematics, Belgrade, Serbia
- Second prize: Asilata Bapat '10, mathematics, Pune, India
- Third prize: Christopher Barnett '09, music, Wichita Falls, Texas
- Third prize: Michael Blaisse '10, chemistry, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Third prize: Stacy Figueredo G, mechanical engineering, Port Charlotte, Fla.
- Third prize: Gleb Kuznetsov '10, electrical engineering and computer science, Sandy, Utah
- Third prize: Victoria Popic '09, electrical engineering and computer science and mathematics, Chisinau, Moldovia
- Third prize: Lucia Tian Tian '08, electrical engineering and computer science and economics, Salem, N.H.
January Scholars in France--for excellence in the French language
- Alona Birjiniuk '09, chemical engineering, Weston, Mass.
- Alicia DeFrancesco '08, biology, Milton, Mass.
- Lauren McLendon '08, biology, Marietta, Ga.
- Carmel Mercado '09, biology, Coral Springs, Fla.
- Emilienne Repak '09, biological engineering division, Churchville, Pa.
- Lisa Song '08, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, Chelmsford, Mass.
- Serginio Sylvain '08, economics and mathematics, Malden, Mass.
- Tess Wise '10, foreign languages and literatures, Salt Lake City, Utah
Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages and Literatures--to an undergraduate who achieves proficiency in a foreign language, cultural understanding and enthusiasm for foreign language learning
- First place: Lisa Nakano '08, brain and cognitive sciences, Sunnyvale, Calif.
- Second place: Vladimir Mirkin '08, chemical engineering, Brookline, Mass.
- Second place: Roxana Safipour '09, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, Saratoga, Calif.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2008 (download PDF).