Nick Buchanan awarded the 2008-2009 Benjamin Siegel Prize.
The Siegel Prize annually awards $2500 to an MIT undergraduate or graduate student who excels in the history and philosophy of science and technology, in social and cultural studies of science and technology, or in science and technology policy. The Siegel Prize is given out by the Program of Science, Technology, and Society after Benjamin M. Siegel, B.S., 1938; Ph.D., 1940. Eligible students must submit up to 50 pages of work on one of these subject areas.
Nicholas Buchanan has received the 2008-2009 Siegel Prize for his paper entitled, "Narrating Nature: Scientific Legality, Indigeneity, and Environmental Authority." Nick is graduate student in the Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society. His dissertation focuses on disputes over water, land, ecological restoration and indigeneity.