The MIT Excellence Awards took place on Wednesday, March 6 at 3pm in the Kresge Auditorium. A complete listing of the 2013 recipients is now available.
The 2013 recipients of the MIT Excellence Awards represent many areas of the Institute and perform all types of jobs. Whether they are working behind the scenes or on the front lines, each is an exemplary role model for the entire MIT community. The work they do may be done within their own department or may involve cross-functional teamwork in several departments and/or organizations outside of MIT.
The MIT Excellence Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of our community toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. This is among the highest honors awarded to staff by MIT. Professionalism, commitment to best practices, and high standards of excellence are at the heart of these awards.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
The nomination deadlines for the 2013 MIT Excellence Awards have passed. Please also consider submitting nominations for the Infinite Mile Award program in your local department. Nomination deadlines for the 2014 MIT Excellence awards will be posted as determined, but are generally in mid-October.
These awards are intended primarily to acknowledge the work of service, support, administrative, and sponsored research staff. They are also for faculty and other academic staff where their work meets the specific guidelines described within the six award categories. These awards are not intended to recognize research or teaching accomplishments. Both teams and individuals are eligible to be nominated for any of the award categories. Subcontractors, consultants, outsourced, and temporary employees are not eligible for the cash award.
Staff and Faculty members who serve on the MIT Excellence Awards Selection Committee are not eligible for a team or individual award during the year they serve.
Individual recipients receive $2,000; teams receive up to $10,000 ($2,000 maximum per individual). Cash awards are considered additional pay and will have payroll taxes removed before issuance.
The MIT Excellence Awards are celebrated annually at a ceremony on campus. The 2013 Excellence awards took place on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Kresge Auditorium, with a reception following in the Kresge lobby.
All members of the MIT community are always invited to attend this special event. Award recipients are encouraged to invite family and friends, as well. Awards are presented by the President and other MIT Senior Leaders, rotating on an annual basis. A complete listing of the 2013 recipients can be found here.
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