Winners Announced: Meicen Sun wins top prize in two Karmel Prize writing categories
Meicen Sun has been named among the winners of the MIT Karmel Writing Prize. Sun won first prize in two categories-- 1)Enterprise Poets Prize for Imagining a Future and 2)Obermayer Prize for writing on the History of Innovation.
Essays, short stories or poems, that convincingly imagine a future human enterprise are eligible for the Enterprise Poets Prize for Imagining a Future. The Obermayer Prizes for Writing on the History of Innovation recognize excellence in student writing about one of the core goals of an MIT education: understanding how innovation happens. The awards seek to encourage interest in that process; in the history of invention as an intellectual and imaginative pursuit; academic investigation of that process in historical context; and the importance of sharing the stories of what can be understood as the making of the modern world with the broadest possible audiences.
The Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes are awarded every May by MIT’sÂ Comparative Media Studies/Writing program. This competition was named in honor of the late Ilona Karmel, novelist, poet andÂ Senior Lecturer in the writing program. Throughout her teaching career, Karmel’sÂ outstanding contributions to creative writing at MIT were her inspirational teachings and relationships with students.