• The 2007 January Scholars in France are, from left to right, Alice Macdonald '08, Natalie Rubinstein '07, Jerry Trejo '07, Anna Poukchanski '07 and Ting Ting Fu '07.

    The 2007 January Scholars in France are, from left to right, Alice Macdonald '08, Natalie Rubinstein '07, Jerry Trejo '07, Anna Poukchanski '07 and Ting Ting Fu '07.

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Foreign Languages & Literature awards

The 2007 January Scholars in France are, from left to right, Alice Macdonald '08, Natalie Rubinstein '07, Jerry Trejo '07, Anna Poukchanski '07 and Ting Ting Fu '07.


Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages and Literatures--to an undergraduate who achieves proficiency in a foreign language, cultural understanding and enthusiasm for foreign language learning
- 1st Prize: Scot Frank 2008, EECS, Salt Lake City, UT
- 2nd Prize: Alicia DeFrancesco 2008, Biology, Milton, MA
- 3rd Prize: Nicole Koulisis 2008, Biology, Worcester, MA

January Scholars in France--for excellence in the French language
- Ting Ting Fu 2007, Biology, Lexington, KY
- Alice Macdonald 2008, Biological Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI
- Anna Poukchanski 2007, Biology, Forest Hills, NY
- Natalie Rubinstein 2007, Biology, Chapel Hill, NC
- Gerardo Trejo 2007, Biology, South Houston, TX

Lufthansa Award--for excellence in German studies
1st Prize:
- Carrie Kimeria 2009, Sloan School of Management, Nairobi, Kenya
- Yaa-Lirng Tu 2007, Biology and EECS, Califon, NJ
2nd Prize:
- Ernest Ngaruiya 2009, EECS, Nairobi, Kenya
- Petra Stoyanof 2007, Literature, San Francisco, CA
3rd Prize:
- Alexandra Beyer 2010, Mechanical Engineering, Middlebury, VT
- Jonathan Mendenhall G, Chemical Engineering, Gap, PA
- Mahalia Miller 2009, CEE, Stevens Point, WI
- Elizabeth Murnane 2007, Mathematics, West Haven, CT
- Arnaldo Pereira-Diaz 2009, Economics, Ponce, Puerto Rico
- Constantine Speridakos 2009, Aero-Astro, Danvers, MA

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2007 (download PDF).


Topics: Humanities, Literature, languages and writing, Awards, honors and fellowships

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