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Penny Chisholm awarded MIT’s highest faculty honor

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PHOTO: New Institute Professors (from left): Sallie "Penny" Chisholm, Ron Rivest, and Marcus Thompson

On June 29, Professor Sallie “Penny” Chisholm joined a select group of 13 MIT professors awarded with the title of Institute Professor. This esteemed title is the highest honor given by MIT’s faculty and administration, celebrating the selected faculty members for their scholarly and educational accomplishments, as well as for their outstanding leadership and service. “Penny Chisholm [is] a pioneering field scientist whose discoveries revolutionized our understanding of the oceans,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. Chisholm’s new appointment is effective July 1, making her one of the first faculty members to be named Institute Professor since 2008. For the article, please see here.