Three members of the faculty, two members of the staff and three students, including a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidate, will receive awards on Sunday, June 18, at the 126th Commencement ceremony in Stanford Stadium.
The Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer will be honored with a 4 million euro prize for three distinct contributions to the medical field: optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry and research into depression.
The winners of the individual awards are Ben Barres, a professor at Stanford Medicine, and James Jordan, a senior manager at the Stanford Alumni Association. The winner of the program award is the Diversity and First-Gen Office.
The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.