MIT's recipients this year are Patrick Brown, a graduate student in the Department of Physics; Ylaine Gerardin, a senior studying biology and electrical engineering; and Maria Monks, a senior studying mathematics and physics. Monks was also a recipient of a Churchill Scholarship earlier this year.
“The Hertz Foundation welcomes the 15 new Hertz Fellows to this community of leaders whose creativity and risk-taking are producing advances in science, technology, business, academia and government that address and attack the most important national and global problems," Hertz Foundation President Jay Davis said in a statement announcing the awards.
Selected from more than 600 applicants, the 2010-2011 Hertz Fellows comprise 11 men and four women.
For more information about the Hertz Foundation and the awardees, visit www.hertzfoundation.org.