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MacVicar, Margaret



  • Existence: 1943 November 20 - 1991 September 30

Biographical Note

Margaret MacVicar, 1943-1991, S.B. in physics, 1964, Sc.D. in metallurgy and materials science, 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a postdoctoral fellow in the Royal Society section of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University in England, 1967-1969. She returned to MIT in 1969 as an instructor in physics, and became an associate professor in 1979. In 1980 she was appointed to the Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Education. In 1969 she developed MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). She was dean for undergraduate education from 1985 to 1991. From 1983 to 1987 she was vice president of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. MacVicar's principal research interest was electronic materials, especially high temperature metal and ceramic superconductors.

MIT Office of the Registrar, "About Margaret MacVicar"

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education, records of Margaret MacVicar

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0213
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the records of Margaret MacVicar, the dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1985 to 1991. The dean for undergraduate education chaired the Committee on the Undergraduate Program. Other committees dealing with undergraduate issues in which MacVicar participated included the Committee on HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Science), 1986; the Committee on the Science Requirement, 1989-1991; and the Committee on Academic...
Dates: 1984-1992