The Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards
The Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards are presented annually to individual students (undergraduate or graduate) or MIT groups (.i.e., living groups, student organizations) for outstanding arts-related contributions to the MIT community. Up to four awards are made annually. An endowment fund provides a $2,000 award to each recipient.
Nominees should display a strong commitment to the arts as reflected in their participation in and leadership contributions to arts-related activities and organizations at MIT; the impact of those contributions and achievements on the MIT community; and the potential of their contributions to have a lasting impact at MIT.
MIT community members who are considering nominating individual student candidates based on significant contributions to a single student-led arts organization are encouraged to consider nominating the organization as an entity in recognition of the collective contributions and involvement of an organization’s leadership team and members.
Established by the Council for the Arts at MIT in 1979, these awards honor past MIT President Jerome B. Wiesner and Laya Wiesner for their commitment to the arts at MIT.
Nominators are invited to contact Andrea Volpe, Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT, with questions.
Kevin Costello ’21, Mathematics and Music
Rian Flynn ’21, Physics and Theatre Arts
Gabriel “Tony” Terrasa ’21, Mechanical Engineering and Music
Luisa Apolaya Torres ’21, Mechanical Engineering
Read an article about the 2021 Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
Allan and Danny Gelman ’20, Computer Science and Comparative Media Studies
Talia Khan ’20, Materials Science and Engineering and Music
Margaret Kosten ’20, Mechanical Engineering and Theater
Olivia Yao ’20, Mechanical Engineering
Read an article about the 2020 Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
Amalia Lee ’19, Materials Science and Engineering
Pip Mothersill G, Media Lab (Object-Based Media Group)
Garrett Souza ’19, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Gary Zhexi Zhang G, ACT
Read an article about the 2019 Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
Laura Serejo Genes G, ACT
Adam Jedidiah Haar Horowitz G, Media Lab
Julia Rue ’18, Mechanical Engineering
Tal Scully ’18, Physics
Read more about the 2018 Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
Jacob Gunter ’17, Course 21E (Humanities and Engineering)
Nathan Gutierrez ’17, Course 6 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Rachel Osmundsen ’17, Course 3 (Materials Science and Engineering)
Hallie Voulgaris ’17, Course 18 (Mathematics)
Read more about the 2017 Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
Angel Chia Ling Chen G, Course 4 (Art, Culture and Technology)
Samantha Fomon ’16, Course 8 (Physics)
Samantha Harper ’16, Courses 1 and 21M (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Theater Arts)
Read more about the 2016 Student Art Award winners, including the Wiesner Student Art Award recipients.
A list of past recipients of the Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards, 2015-1980.
Includes recipient name, award area, and course.