School of Science honors staff with 2016 Infinite Mile Awards

MIT News Office, School of Science Monday, March 28, 2016

The MIT School of Science has announced its 2016 winners of the Infinite Mile Award and Infinite Kilometer Award. Both awards honor staff members in all categories whose accomplishments and contributions far exceed their assigned duties.

Since the Infinite Mile Award program was established in 2001, the School of Science has presented the awards to more than 300 of its members based on the nominations of grateful colleagues. The Infinite Kilometer, which is designated for postdocs and research scientists, was added in 2012 to recognize their contributions both to our scientific endeavors as well as to the MIT community as mentors and advisors to students and colleagues.

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

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;

Zach Berta-Thompson, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research;

Wenjing Wang, Department of Chemistry; and

Feng-Ju Weng, McGovern Institute for Brain Research.