Dean A. Horn Award

The MIT Sea Grant College Program receives nominations during the academic year for the Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research. All MIT undergraduates from any Department are eligible. An award of $1000 and a certificate is presented at the end of May. The winner is selected for excellence in design and execution of his/her research project, and for clear communication of his/her results in a well-written paper.

Dean A. Horn was Director of MIT Sea Grant from 1975 to 1982. The Award originated upon his retirement in 1983, when friends and colleagues established the award in his name to honor and perpetuate Horn's many contributions to undergraduate marine education: his spirit of service, creativity, pursuit of excellence, and tireless application to research.

An award of $1000 and a certificate are presented yearly to selected undergraduate students with the most deserving marine-related projects.

How To Apply

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 every year. Final selection will be made by Sea Grant Director Chrys Chryssostomidis, in consultation with members of the Sea Grant Faculty Advisory Committee.

For more information, contact:

Katharine de Zengotita
Program Coordinator
kdez@mit.edu
617-253-7042

Previous Winners

2014 Jacqueline Sly; B.S., Mechanical Engineering Overview of the Prototype Aluminum-Gallium Power System for the Remus 600 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle.
2013 Andrei Ivanov; B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Video productions for communication of MIT Sea Grant projects, programs, and people.
2012 Katy Olesnavage; B.S., Mechanical Engineering The Design and Testing of a Procedure to Locate Fresh Submarine Groundwater Discharge in Cyprus (thesis).
2011 Adam Doroski; B.S., Mechanical Engineering Precision Stationkeeping with Azimuthing Thrusters.
2010 Joseph Conte; B.S., Mechanical Engineering Fast-starting robotic fish.
2009 Corinna Hui; B.S., Mechanical Engineering Laser Range Finder Mapping of Floating Vehicle.
2008 Matt Gildner; B.S., Mechanical Engineering Small Diameter Propeller Design Utilizing OpenProp for use with MIT ROV Team.
2007 Damon Vander Lind; B.S., Physics, 2007 Modal Decomposition of Internal Tides
2006 Lauren Cooney; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2006 Development of a Low-Cost Underwater Manipulator
2005 Heather Brundage; B.S. Candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2006 An ROV Concept for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) National Competition.
2004 Michael Jordan Stanway; B.S. Candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2006 The Development of an Artificial Gill to Supply Oxygen to a Submerged Microbial Fuel Cell
2004 Daniel Walker, 2004 An Amphibious Tetrapod
2004 Rubi Rajbanshi: B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2004
Melissa Wu: B.S. Candidate, Biology, 2005
Analysis of the Growth and Sustenance of Ascidiella aspersa and Ciona intestinalis
2003 Kathryn (Katie) Wasserman: B.S. Candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2004 iQuarium: An Interactive Aquarium for Science and Engineering.
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2003 Johanna L. Mathieu: B.S. Candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2004 Acoustic Backscatter from Sediment and Archaeological Wood
2002 Sandra Chow: B.S. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Assessing Eukaryotic Genetic Diversity Along Natural and Artificial Gradients in the Ocean
2001 Brett J. Lockyer: B.S. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2003 Odyssey Actuator Manual
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2001 Sara Jo Elice: B.S. Candidate, Urban Studies and Environmental Engineering, 2001 Whither the Sediment: A History and Evaluation of the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project
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1998 Ian Ingram: B.S. Candidate, Ocean Engineering The Autolycus Project
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1996 Jamie Cho: B.S. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1996 McRobolobster, a Human Interface to Robolobster
1995 Steven R. Jayne, B.S. Candidate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, 1995 Dynamics of Beta Plane Jets: A Nonlinear Model of the Gulf Stream
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1994 Steven Jayne: B.S. Candidate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, 1994 Dynamics of Plane Jets: A Nonlinear Model of the Gulf Stream
1993 Amy Chan: B.S. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1993 Sources of Contaminants to Boston Harbor: Revising Loading Estimates
1992 Mark Corcoran: B.S. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992 Effects of Dredging on the Movement of PCBs in New Bedford Harbor
1991 Jennifer Caulfield: B.S. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992 A Simulated Model of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Uptake and Excretion in Blue Mussels, Mytilus edulis
1990 Donald L. Lee: B.S. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1990 Deep Submergence Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
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