• Joe Conte, center, 2010 winner of the Dean Horn Award, with MIT Sea Grant Director Chrys Chryssostomidis, left, and Professor Mike Triantafyllou.

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Nominations being accepted for undergraduate marine research award

Applications due May 20

The MIT Sea Grant College Program is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research, an award that honors Horn's ideals: service, creativity, pursuit of excellence and tireless application to research. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 20.

Nomination of candidates is by letter from the student's faculty supervisor and must be accompanied by the student’s research report. Students are encouraged to ask their faculty supervisor for a nomination. Faculty members may submit one or more nominations each year.

Final selection will be made by Sea Grant Director and Professor Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis in consultation with members the Sea Grant Faculty Advisory Committee.

Last year’s award went to Joe Conte, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, for his paper, "Fast-starting robotic fish."

For a complete list of past winners and for more information about the Dean Horn award, visit http://seagrant.mit.edu/education/ifg/ifg_horn.html.

For further information please contact Kathy de Zengotita, Room E38-300, 617-253-7042, kdez@mit.edu.

Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, MIT Sea Grant, Oceanography and ocean engineering, Students


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