The School of Science is currently accepting nominations for its Infinite Mile Awards. Nominations are usually due in February, and all School of Science employees are eligible. Infinite Mile Awards will be presented with the Infinite Kilometer Awards this spring.

Infinite Mile Award

Since 2001, the School of Science has presented the Infinite Mile Awards to more than 300 of its members based on the nominations of their colleagues. Our award winners go the extra mile and beyond to make MIT a better place, whether that’s by mentoring fellow community members, innovating new solutions to problems big and small, building their communities, or going far above and beyond their job description to support the goals of their home departments, labs, and research centers.

Infinite Kilometer Awards

The Infinite Kilometer Awards were created in 2012 to highlight the contributions of postdoctoral scholars and research scientists. Award recipients are not only exceptional scientists, but they also show deep commitment to junior colleagues, participating in our educational programs, working with the MIT Postdoctoral Association, or contributing some other way to the Institute.

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Only postdoctoral researchers or research staff members may be nominated for Infinite Kilometer Awards.
Support letters that nominate Administrative Officers should be sent directly to Heather Williams, 6-131.

2018 Award Winners

2018 Infinite Mile Winners

Theresa Cummings, Department of Mathematics;
Hristina Dineva, Department of Biology;
Mary Gallagher, Department of Biology;
Jack McGlashing, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Sydney Miller, Department of Physics;
Miroslava Parsons, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; and
Alexandra Sokhina, Simons Center for the Social Brain.

2018 Infinite Kilometer Winners

Rodrigo Garcia, McGovern Institute for Brain Research;
Lydia Herzel, Department of Biology;
Yutaro Iiyama, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Kendrick Jones, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Matthew Musgrave, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Cody Siciliano, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Peter Sudmant, Department of Biology;
Ashley Watson, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;

2017 Award Winners

2017 Infinite Mile Winners

Paul Acosta, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Tyler Brezler, Department of Chemistry;
Cesar Duarte, Department of Mathematics;
Becky Ecung, Department of Mathematics;
Christin Glorioso, Department of Biology;
Diviya Sinha, Department of Biology;
Magdalah Wesh, Department of Biology;
Nina Wu, Department of Physics.

2017 Infinite Kilometer Winners

Jan Bernauer, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Edward Brignole, Department of Biology;
Ivica Friscic, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Jinsoo Seo, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Daniel Winklehner, Department of Physics;
Zhihong Xue, Department of Biology.

 

2016 Award Winners

2016 Infinite Mile Award winners

Melody Abedinejad, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences;
Asha Bhakar, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Jacqueline Carota, Department of Biology;
Scott Morley, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Danielle Randall, Department of Chemistry;
Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Department of Biology; and
Monica Wolf, Department of Physics

2016 Infinite Kilometer Award winners

Zach Berta-Thompson, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research;
Ivan Amos Cali, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Michael Campbell, Department of Chemistry;
Ross Corliss, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Takashi Kitamura, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Michael Leyton, Laboratory for Nuclear Science;
Ram Madabhushi, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Rebecca Masterson, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics;
Efrén Navarro-Moratalla, Materials Processing Center;
Madeleine Oudin, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research;
Michele Pignatelli di Spinazzola, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Lindsey Powell, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences;
Sai Ravela, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences;
Wenjing Wang, Department of Chemistry; and
Feng-Ju Weng, McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

 

2015 Award Winners

2015 Infinite Mile Award winners

Dan Delgado, Department of Mathematics;
Jonathan Harmon, Department of Mathematics;
Katie Lewis, Department of Physics;
Gang Liu, Department of Chemistry;
Sean Robinson, Department of Physics;
Jennifer Weisman, Department of Chemistry.

2015 Infinite Kilometer Award winners

Gian Michele Innocenti, Laboratory for Nuclear Science

 

2014 Award Winners

2014 Infinite Mile Award winners

Abishek Banerjee, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Carol Breen, Department of Physics,
Meghan Duvaney, Department of Chemistry;
Peter Dourmashkin, Department of Physics;
Pia Handsom, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences;
Michele Harris, Department of Chemistry;
Barbara Peskin, Department of Mathematics;
Michael Richard, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

2014 Infinite Kilometer Award winners

Susana dos Santos Correia, McGovern Institute for Brain Research;
Robert Komorowski, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory;
Kevin Schlaufman, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research;
Sebastian Will, Department of Physics;
Victoria Zhukova, Laboratory for Nuclear Science.