The MIT Investment Management Company reported 17.9 percent returns on MIT’s endowment in the 2011 fiscal year. The endowment value climbed from $8.5 billion to $9.9 billion. In 2010, the endowment had gained only 10.2 percent.
Course 6 professor Tomas A. Palacios has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the “highest honor” that the U.S. government gives to up-and-coming independent researchers, according to the White House. In an email to The Tech, Palacios said it was a “tremendous honor” to receive the award and thanked his students, colleagues, and sponsors who helped “push the limits of electronics.”
The Ig Informal Lectures are happening this weekend at 1 p.m. in 26-100. See the Ig Nobel Prize winners explain their achievements!
The fall ASA general body meeting is tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in 54-100. Food and sign-in begins at 5 p.m. A representative from each student group is required to be present.
Fall Festival tickets are now available for presale online at http://web.mit.edu/fall. John Oliver from “The Daily Show” will be performing at MIT on October 28 at 10 p.m. in Kresge.
Christopher A. Schuh has been named the new head of Course 3.
Send news information and tips to email@example.com.