Arjun Naskar ’05 was awarded the 2009 Karl Taylor Compton prize at MIT.
The award was presented in May by the president of MIT, Susan Hockfield. The Compton Prizes are given in memory of Dr. Karl Taylor Compton, president of MIT from 1930-1949, and chairman of the corporation, 1949-1954. They are the highest awards presented by the institute to students and student organizations in recognition of excellent achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT. The awards reflect the winners’ outstanding contributions to the MIT community as a whole, sustained over a significant number of years. “We have Harker to thank for getting Arjun off to a great start,” said mother Aloka Naskar.