Two people who exposed problems from lead-tainted water in Flint have been selected for MIT Media Lab Disobedience awards.
Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Virginia Tech University engineering professor Marc Edwards will receive the award Friday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
They will share a $250,000 cash prize. An individual and two groups also will be honored as finalists.
Organizers say the award highlights effective, responsible, ethical disobedience across disciplines like scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech and human rights.