Four Professors Named 2015 MacVicar Fellows

Published in MIT News on March 13, 2015, by Elizabeth Durant, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education

Bahr, Drennan, Gibson, and Sive receive the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching award.

2015 MacVicar Fellows

Four MIT professors have been named 2015 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, awarded for exceptional undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and educational innovation.

This year’s honorees are Arthur Bahr, the Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Associate Professor of Literature; Catherine L. Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor and investigator; Lorna J. Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering; and Hazel L. Sive, a professor of biology.

The MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program was created in 1992 to honor the legacy of Margaret MacVicar, an MIT alumna, professor of physical science, and the Institute’s first dean for undergraduate education from 1985 to 1990. Fellows receive $10,000 annually, for a period of 10 years, to support educational activities, research, travel, and other scholarly expenses. With the addition of the 2015 fellows, the program now sponsors 42 professors...

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