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2011 News in Brief



Grad student Marne Zahner wins Goody Award

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M.Eng. student Marne Zahner was selected as the spring 2010 Marvin E. Goody Award winner for his thesis proposal, “Energy Dissipation Behavior of the Modified Friction Device.” The $5,000 Goody Award is given to an MIT graduate student in any department whose master’s thesis explores the bond between good design and good building, extends the horizons of existing building techniques and materials, and fosters links between the academic world and the building industry. Zahner said he remembers as a child watching “a really cool documentary on the 1957 Monsanto House of the Future.” That house had several CEE connections, and Marvin Goody, who was an MIT professor of architecture, was one of its designers.