Schrock Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
A childhood filled with explosions and dangerous chemicals might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it led Professor Richard R. Schrock to pursue a career in chemistry that reached a high point Wednesday when he was named recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Karl Reid Takes Over As Head Of OME
Karl W. Reid ’84 recently took office as the new director of the Office of Minority Education, a position now endowed with influence beyond the Institute’s undergraduates. Appointed by Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75 and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert P. Redwine, Reid said he intends to analyze current patterns in minority populations at MIT to develop new diversity programs involving graduate students as well as undergraduates.
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing, Yet Educational Research
Last night at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard, the 15th First Annual Ig Nobel prizes were distributed to 10 curious and motivated people for their almost inconceivable research. Unlike the Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobels, created by Harvard alumnus Marc Abrahams, recognize those whose research “first makes people LAUGH, then makes them THINK.”
Donald R.F. Harleman
Donald R. F. Harleman, a renowned civil engineer whose love for the ocean and expertise in water quality and waste treatment benefited urban harbors throughout the world, died of cancer on Sept. 28 on Nantucket, Mass. He was 82.
Solar Electric Vehicle Team Places Sixth In 1,800-Mile World Solar Challenge Race
MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team finished the 2005 World Solar Challenge in sixth place out of 22 teams despite racing with a damaged car. The MIT team covered 1,800 miles in 40 hours.
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Salary Gap Between High School And College Education Narrows
In the bifurcated job market of the last 25 years, a college education became an indispensable credential for a middle-class wage. That is still the case, but the payoff from a bachelor’s degree is beginning to falter.
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