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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
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.