MIT Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability
The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability is a community of MIT doctoral students pursuing sustainability research in a wide array of fields and topics. Each year, approximately ten outstanding students are selected to receive one academic year of fellowship support. Martin Fellows participate in a lively community of students and alumni dedicated to advancing environmental and social sustainability. The first Martin Fellowship in Environmental Issues was originally created at MIT in 1992 by the Martin family in conjunction with the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship in Environmental Studies. Lee Martin, who received an SB in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1942, established the Martin Foundation in Elkhart, IN, in 1953 with his wife Geraldine and his parents (the Foundation is now located in Naples, FL). Geri, her children and grandchildren continue to be involved with the Martin Fellows program to this day. More than 300 Martin Fellows alumni work in industry, civil society, and government organizations worldwide.