The MIT Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professor in Computer Science and one of the founders of "origami mathematics," which has applications such as folding telescopes and understanding how proteins fold.
Composer, Music Professor
Internationally renowned composer and teacher of composition whose latest work, "The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"--a seventy-minute orchestral composition inspired by Charles Jencks's Scotland landscape of earthworks and installations – represents for the composer a magnificent joining of physics and architecture.
Urban and Social Economist
Harvard professor of economics whose work has focused on international disparities in social welfare systems and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.
Specialist on East Asia
Professor at Dartmouth, author, and an expert on the history and politics of China and North Korea.
Artistic Director and Choreographer
Cofounder and artistic director of Snappy Dance Theater, a collaborative national and international touring dance company based in Boston. Mason’s innovative choreographic, performance, and teaching career has spanned more than twenty years.
Science and Technology Educator
President and director of the Museum of Science who is an innovative educator with a passion for both science and engineering.
A professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research who studies the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying human visual perception and cognition.
Infectious Disease Physician and Healthcare Advocate
Director of the Office of International Programs within the Division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School and infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has dedicated her career to rectifying disparities in healthcare access for HIV-infected patients both domestically and abroad.
CEO and founder of Sonicbids, a website that enables bands and music promoters to easily connect with one another. Sonicbids' current membership consists of 110,000 bands and 8,000 promoters from more than 100 countries.
Architect and Urban Designer
Internationally recognized co-principal of design firm Office dA and professor of architecture at MIT whose work ranges from one-of-a-kind furniture to urban spaces.
President and chief technology officer for the Warner-Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and a pioneer in the use of innovative materials to reduce waste, pollution, and energy consumption.