Twenty-nine sophomores and juniors have been selected as Burchard Scholars in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS) for 2004.
The awards, named after the School's first Dean, John Ely Burchard, are given to students who demonstrate unusual abilities and academic excellence in SHASS areas. The Burchard Scholars and a rotating group of faculty will be invited to a series of dinners at which an MIT faculty member or visiting scholar will present work in progress, followed by a discussion. The emphasis throughout the program will be interdisciplinary.
The Burchard Scholar juniors and their majors are Johnathan Boysielal (political science); Erkko Etula and Smita Singh (economics); Nao Gamo, Yong-Hwa Lee, Farhan Merali and Haruka Horiuchi (brain and cognitive sciences); Mahni Ghorashi (music); Elizabeth Greenwood (mathematics); Samuel Hwang (management); Jessica Lee (biology); Kathy Li (materials science and engineering); Mary Presley (nuclear engineering), Lara Rogers (political science), Swati Saini (management); and Tai-Weng Sio (chemical engineering).
The sophomore Burchard Scholars are Jesse Collins and Marta Luczynska (electrical engineering and computer science); Marion Dumas (civil and environmental engineering); Raphael Farzan-Kashani (chemistry); Tristan Hayeck (mechanical engineering); Emily Levesque, Adam A. Miller and Kenneth Roraback (physics); Juliana Olmstead and Thomas Schilling (materials science and engineering); Aarti Patil (biology); Beckett Sterner (mathematics); and Stephan Stiller (linguistics and philosophy).
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 4, 2004.