MIT’s Mildred Dresselhaus to Receive the Enrico Fermi Award

Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was announced by President Obama as the winner of the Enrico Fermi Award. The award includes a $50,000 prize and a gold medal. She is being honored for research in condensed matter physics and for her efforts as a mentor and an advocate for women in science.

Dr. Dresselhaus is a summa cum laude graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York. She holds a master’s degree from Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has been on the faculty at MIT for more than a half-century.

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