Posts published in June, 2012

Engineering team wins $100,000 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

by on June 28, 2012 4:00 am
Two electrical engineering doctoral candidates, ALEXANDER NECKAR and SAM FOK, will share a 2012 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. The fellowship provides the two with $100,000 to pursue future research interests and pairs them with research mentors at Qualcomm. Fok, who is also supported by a Finch Family Fellowship through the School of Engineering, and Neckar were… Read more

Kate Maher honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

by on June 27, 2012 4:00 am
During the Commencement award ceremonies of the School of Earth Sciences, KATE MAHER, assistant professor of geological and environmental sciences, received the 2012 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. PAMELA MATSON, the Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, presented the Cox Medal to Maher. The Cox Medal is… Read more

Persis Drell goes to Washington

by on June 26, 2012 4:00 am
On June 21, SLAC Director PERSIS DRELL was in Washington, D.C., to testify before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, for a session devoted to Department of Energy user facilities. It was her first time doing this. Drell was one of five witnesses. The others were ANTONIO LANZIROTTI, chairman, National… Read more Persis Drell goes to Washington

Onscreen scientist Mark Ruffalo visits Stanford to discuss clean-energy strategy

by on June 25, 2012 5:52 am
Life imitated art when MARK RUFFALO, the actor who plays scientist Bruce Banner (aka “The Hulk”) in the blockbuster film The Avengers, came to Stanford. The Oscar-nominated actor/director teamed up with MARK JACOBSON, a real-life scientist and senior fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy, for an… Read more

Voting is under way for Stanford Fan Choice Awards

by on June 21, 2012 4:00 am
Voting is under way for Stanford Athletics’ FAN CHOICE AWARD COMPETITION. Cardinal fans can vote via Facebook for newcomer of the year, performance of the year and game of the year. For instance, the game of the year nominees, in chronological order of occurrence, are: Oct. 30, 2011 – Football outlasts USC 56-48 in triple… Read more

Stanford team goes to national clean energy competition

by on June 20, 2012 4:00 am
A Stanford team with a novel idea finished in the top six of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National University Clean Energy Business Challenge earlier this month. In May, the Stanford team’s project beat out more than 60 other university teams to win the competition’s western regional segment, earning a $100,000 prize. The award also… Read more

With stories and praise, colleagues honor Blacker for leadership

by on June 19, 2012 4:00 am
He’s been a presidential adviser, academic administrator, scholar and mentor. But listening to those who best know COIT BLACKER talk about his professional achievements is to hear people describe a close friend nearly everyone calls “Chip.” “One of the reasons Chip has been so successful as a leader is that he is simply a good… Read more

What does a university president do on a sabbatical?

by on June 18, 2012 4:00 am
If you are JOHN HENNESSY, one thing you do is catch up on your reading. During his brief sabbatical in spring quarter, President Hennessy tackled an extensive list of books on current challenges facing higher education. Topics included the importance of the humanities in the 21st century, the future of liberal arts education, technology as… Read more

TAs win Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards 2012

by on June 15, 2012 4:00 am
Teaching assistants representing a wide range of disciplines will be honored with Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards at a ceremony on June 16. The program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by teaching assistants in the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering. EWART THOMAS, professor of psychology, started the program in 1989, during his… Read more TAs win Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards 2012

Two graduating seniors receive awards honoring late Stanford Report editor James Robinson

by on June 14, 2012 4:00 am
CAROLINE CHEN, a frequent contributor to the Stanford Daily, has received first prize in this year’s James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. KATE ABBOTT, who has held several positions at the Daily since her freshman year, received the second place award. Chen and Abbott are both graduating seniors. Chen, of Hong Kong, is an English… Read more