EECS students win prestigious awards for music and art

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:45pm

Getting There. Painting by Emily Toomey.

Council for the Arts at MIT | EECS Staff

Three EECS students are among several who have received prestigious arts award from the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT)

EECS senior Grace Yin received the 2019 Louis Sudler Prize in the arts. Presented annually, the Sudler Prize recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture, or film. The winner receives a $2,500 honorarium.

Yin, an accomplished violinist, has been an active member of MIT’s Chamber Music Society and performed in many solo and group recitals.

EECS senior Garrett Souza was among four recipients of the Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards. Established in 1979, the Weisner awards honor undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by MIT faculty and staff. Winners each receive $2,000.

Souza was recognized for serving as editor in chief of Infinite Magazine, a student arts and fashion publication, and for founding MIT Design Week, a multi-day event highlighting student student creativity.

EECS graduate student Emily Toomey was among four recipients of the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts. Established in 1996, the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize is awarded each year to current MIT undergraduate and graduate students for excellence in a body of work. Winners receive prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Toomey received third place for a portfolio of her paintings, including a series painted from photographs taken during her daily morning commute on the Red Line. Her work, along with that of the other winners, will be presented in an exhibition in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery in June.

For more information, please visit the CAMIT website.