Committed to Caring

I also want the family of MIT to be famous for how we treat people: Famous for sympathy, humility, decency, respect, and kindness.
– President Rafael Reif, MIT 2013 Commencement

 

The Office of Graduate Education invites you to share in an ongoing celebration of MIT faculty members who go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of graduate students. We are thrilled to announce the honorees for 2017-18:

Emilio Baglietto, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Cullen Buie, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Paola Cappellaro, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Gabriella Carolini, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Anna Frebel, Department of Physics

Paula Hammond, Department of Chemical Engineering

Wesley Harris, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Erin Kelly, Sloan School of Management

Tom Kochan, Sloan School of Management

Ju Li, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

John Lienhard, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Eytan Modiano, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Susan Murcott, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Bradley Olsen, Department of Chemical Engineering

Agustin Rayo, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

Rebecca Saxe, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Warren Seering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Julie Shah, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Matthew Shoulders, Department of Chemistry

Hadley Sikes, Department of Chemical Engineering

Justin Steil, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

David Trumper, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lily Tsai, Department of Political Science

Harry Tuller, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Evelyn Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jinhua Zhao, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Ezra Zuckerman, Sloan School of Management

These honorees will be celebrated in pairs, a new pair each month, extending through the 2018-19 academic year, though a broad poster campaign, MIT News articles, and profiles on this site. Find all profiles posted to date in the menu at left.

Criteria for selection for a “Committed to Caring” honor include:

  1. Impact. How has the nominee supported students? How deeply, and for what length of time?
  2. Reach. Who has the nominee reached?
  3. Excellence in scholarship. In addition to the nominee’s own academic excellence, how has she or he contributed to student academic and professional success?
  4. Diversity and inclusion. What contributions has the nominee made toward supporting all members of the community?