Category: Awards

Emmanuel Candès

Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize

by Stanford Department of Mathematics on July 18, 2017 4:36 pm
EMMANUEL CANDÈS, professor of mathematics and statistics, was honored with the 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at its annual meeting earlier this month. Established in 1998, the Kleinman Prize is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research – or other contributions – bridging the… Read more Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize
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Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research

by Precourt Institute for Energy on July 17, 2017 4:00 pm
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Stanford a total of $1.59 million for two research projects on advanced solar cell technology. The awards are among 48 projects that will receive support through the DOE SunShot Initiative, a program launched in 2011 to develop new technologies that lower the costs and improve the reliability of… Read more Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research
Inky Ajanaku

Cardinal women athletes win another Capital One Cup at ESPYs

by Kate Chesley on July 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Highlighted by three NCAA championships, Stanford captured its record fourth Women’s Athletics Program Capital One Cup with the 2016-17 crown. The award was recognized during the annual ESPY sports award ceremony, aired live on ABC Wednesday, July 12. Onstage were alumna NNEKA OGWUMIKE, star of the Los Angeles Sparks, with INKY AJANAKU, star of the… Read more Cardinal women athletes win another Capital One Cup at ESPYs
Yi Cui

Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate

by Angela Anderson on July 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Pioneering nanoscientist YI CUI, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University and of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named a 2017 Blavatnik National Laureate. The $250,000 award recognizes the most promising researchers age 42 and younger at top U.S. academic and research institutions. “Professor Cui… Read more Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate
Aanchal Johri, left, and Jason Li

Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Pamela Moreland on July 10, 2017 3:03 pm
AANCHAL JOHRI, ’18, a mathematical and computational science major, and JASON LI, ’18, a human biology major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, regional, national and international communities. The program was… Read more Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars
Rebecca Perlman, left, and Shiran Shen

Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation

by Milenko Martinovich on July 6, 2017 4:39 pm
REBECCA PERLMAN and SHIRAN SHEN, doctoral candidates in the Department of Political Science, are two of 20 scholars to receive national research grants from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Perlman and Shen were chosen from a field of more than 670 social sciences scholars. “This year the foundation saw a marked increase in not… Read more Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation
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Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams

by Stanford Medicine on July 4, 2017 6:56 pm
The Stanford Center for Digital Health has awarded five seed grants and a total of 1,000 Apple Watches to research projects led by Stanford faculty. The projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the devices can achieve meaningful health care outcomes. The center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling… Read more Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams
Jennifer Chien

Jennifer Chien, ’06, receives Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from BEAM, Stanford Career Education

by Annie Vleck on June 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Jennifer “Gem” Chien, ’06, was honored with the inaugural Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor award during Stanford’s Commencement season. The award is named in honor of Jon Blum, ’84. It recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has strengthened the Stanford community by engaging Stanford students in candid career conversations to help these students to identify… Read more Jennifer Chien, ’06, receives Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from BEAM, Stanford Career Education
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2017 Firestone and Golden medal, Kennedy Thesis Prize recipients honored

by Arik Lifschitz on June 28, 2017 12:10 am
A recent ceremony honored 33 prize winners representing 26 departments from the three Stanford schools with undergraduate programs –  Humanities and Sciences;  Engineering; and  Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Harry Elam, senior vice provost for education, hosted the June 17 event for the class of 2017 recipients of the Firestone and Robert M. Golden medals… Read more 2017 Firestone and Golden medal, Kennedy Thesis Prize recipients honored
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Stanford School of Medicine Communication office wins six national awards

by Susan Ipaktchian on June 26, 2017 4:04 pm
The School of Medicine’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs has received national recognition for the quality of its news releases and magazine stories, including the top prize in the “best articles of the year” category. Overall, the office received six awards — one platinum award, two golds and three silvers — in the 2016… Read more Stanford School of Medicine Communication office wins six national awards