• This year's winners of the Foreign Languages and Literatures' January Scholars in France Award are, back row, left to right, Laurie Burns, Jorge Alvarado, Mika Tomczack and Jacqueline Greene; front row, left to right, Louise Giam, Danielle Le and Francesca DeMeo.

    Photo courtesy / Jorge Alvarado

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Foreign Languages/Literature awards

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages and Literature--to an undergraduate who best reflects the section's goals for achieving proficiency in a foreign language, cultural understanding and enthusiasm for foreign language learning
1st prize: Alice Macdonald 2008, biological engineering division, Ann Arbor, MI
2nd prize: Phi Ho 2008, Sloan School of Management, New Iberia, LA
3rd prize: Patrick Varilly 2006, physics, San Jose, Costa Rica

January Scholars in France--for excellence in the French language
- Jorge Alvarado 2006, foreign languages and literature, Pharr, TX
- Laurie Burns 2006, foreign languages and literature, Concord, MA
- Francesca DeMeo 2006, physics and EARS, Boxford, MA
- Louise Glam 2006, materials science and engineering, Potmac, MD
- Jacqueline Greene 2007, materials science and engineering, Walnut, CA
- Danielle Le 2007, biology, Boston, MA
- Mika Tomczak 2006, mechanical engineering, Maplewood, NJ

Lufthansa Award--for excellence in German studies
1st prize: Taylor Barton 2006, EECS, Arlington, MA; Zuzana Trnovcova 2009, EECS, Bratislava, Slovakia
2nd prize: Andrew Guerra 2006, foreign languages and literature, Bremerton, WA; Alan Skaggs G, mechanical engineering, Southlake, TX
3rd prize: Joseph Dieguez 2008, mechanical engineering, College Point, NY; Petra Stoyanof 2007, literature, San Francisco, CA

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 7, 2006 (download PDF).

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