Staff Recognition

RLE offers a locally-administered staff appreciation program.  These awards are intended to recognize staff members immediately or “on the spot” for a job well done. In the past, the RLE Appreciation Award has been given to individuals or teams who have improved work processes or stayed late to help a colleague with an assignment.  Award winners receive a recognition gift and certificate.  The monetary value of the award may be small, but the impact on the recipient is huge.

To request an appreciation award for an individual or a group, contact Richard Petruzzelli (, or Flor Nawara ( giving the name of the recipient(s) and a brief explanation of the award.

Please note that this program is specifically for MIT staff.  Students, fellows and affiliates are not eligible.

More Staff Recognition Programs

MIT’s Vice President for Research Office administers the Infinite Mile Award program for RLE. Details may be found at

MIT’s Department of Human Resources administers the Excellence Award.  Details may be found at