Marvin Goody Award; application deadline May 17


April 29, 2013

The Marvin E. Goody Award of $5,000 is awarded to an MIT graduate student in any department at MIT who is expecting to complete his or her Master’s thesis at the end of the fall term 2013 (on the February 2014 degree list).  The aims of the award, which was established in 1983, are to extend the horizons of existing building techniques and use of materials, to encourage links between the academic world and the building industry and to increase appreciation of the bond between good design and good building criteria that are intended to reflect the range of Marvin Goody’s interests as a teacher, researcher, and designer.  To be appropriate for the Goody Award a thesis proposal must address one or more of the stated aims.  The criteria the committee will use in judging applications are the promise of the thesis, in the form of evidence that the work it contains is likely to satisfy the intentions of the prize, and the student’s record, as evidenced by letters of support and the student’s statement.  In the last regard, the Committee will look for evidence that the promise of the thesis will be realized.  The application consists of the form, a brief resume, a copy of the applicant’s thesis proposal, confidential letters of support from the thesis advisor and at least one other faculty member, a statement on the application form by the student describing the relationship of his or her proposed thesis to the aims of the Goody Award, and a budget indicating proposed use of funds.  The submission should be unbound, page numbered, and reproducible by black-and-white copier.  Applicants are strongly urged to seek the advice of faculty in the formulation of their statements and applications.  The application deadline is Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 5:00pm in MIT Room 7-337.  Visit the MIT Architecture webpage for more information.

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