Wesley L. Harris, professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and MIT's associate provost for faculty equity, has been selected to receive the 2012 President’s Award on behalf of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). The mission of NOBCChE is to create an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology.
Harris is being recognized for his leadership as an advocate for many years for underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at MIT and his support of the NOBCChE presence at MIT.
The award ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 28, at the NOBCChE Awards Gala and Banquet held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. This is the capstone event of NOBCChE’s 39th Annual Conference, which takes place Sept. 24-28.