Postdoctoral Scholar Awards
CEE Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring, Teaching and Excellence Award
This award recognizes mentoring, teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and other exceptional contributions by a Postdoctoral Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow, emphasizing high potential for future contributions. In your nomination package, include a cover letter that outlines the case, a curriculum vitae, and any supporting materials such as additional testimonials (optional). The nomination package should include a letter to explain the nature of the case for the nominee, highlight his/her contributions, and argue for his/her merit and significance. This award is intended primarily for exceptional contributions to mentoring and teaching, broadly defined, but there is flexibility to recognize other aspects. The award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize.
2020 recipient: Boya Xiong
2019 recipient: Ehsan Haghighat
2018 recipient: Katie Travis
2017 recipient: Stefan Thiele
Maseeh Excellence in Teaching Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding faculty instructor in the past academic year. In your nomination package, include the subject taught, semester taught, and provide a brief description of the qualities of your nominee that led you to your choice. The award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize. The Maseeh teaching awards are made possible by Fariborz Maseeh.
2019 recipient: Prof. Admir Masic
2018 recipient: Professor Heidi Nepf
2017 recipient: Professor Pedro Reis
Distinguished Service and Leadership Award
This award recognizes outstanding departmental service and leadership contributions of a member of the CEE faculty, to acknowledge colleagues who foster a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and innovation, to further the department mission and vision and MIT as a whole. In your nomination package, include a brief description of the qualities of your nominee that led you to your choice. The award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize.
2020 recipient: Prof. Jesse Kroll
2018 recipient: Professor Oral Buyukozturk
2017 recipient: Professor Joseph Sussman
2016 recipient: Professor Elfatih Eltahir
Samuel M. Seegal Prize (SoE)
This prize alternates between CEE and the Sloan School of Management for inspiring students to pursue and achieve excellence. The next prize will be awarded by CEE in 2021.
2019 recipient: Professor Harry Hemond
2017 recipient: Professor John Ochsendorf
2015 recipient: Professor Jerome Connor
Ole Madsen Mentoring Award (New for 2016-2017)
This award honors faculty members in recognition of conspicuous contributions to mentoring and educating CEE students outside the classroom, and to inspire them to pursue a career in the field of civil and environmental engineering. The nomination package should include a letter to explain the nature of the case for the nominee, highlight his/her contributions, and argue for merit and significance. The award will consist of a certificate and a cash prize. The award is made possible with gifts from alumni/ae and friends, in honor of Professor Ole Madsen.
2020 recipient: Prof. Saurabh Amin
2019 recipient: Professor Lydia Bourouiba
2018 recipient: Professor Herbert Einstein
2017 recipient: Professor Jesse Kroll
CEE Excellence Award
This award recognizes a member of the CEE staff for excellent contributions to our community, commitment to professionalism, dedication and best practices, as well as fostering a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and innovation. This award is anticipated to acknowledge the work of support, administrative and service staff (not intended to recognize research or teaching). The award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize.
2020 recipients: Marygrace Aboudou and Eileen Covey
2019 recipients: Sarah Smith and John MacFarlane
2018 recipients: Donna Hudson and Roberta Pizzinato
2017 recipients: Allison Dougherty and Jackie Foster