Category: Awards

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Stanford Graduate School of Education scholar to be honored for research on teaching history

by on September 19, 2014 4:00 am
The National Council for the Social Studies recently named JOEL BREAKSTONE a recipient of its 2014 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award for his doctoral research at Stanford Graduate School of Education on the use of formative assessments in the teaching of history. Breakstone, who earned his doctorate from the school in 2013, is now director… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education scholar to be honored for research on teaching history
Solmaz Sharif

Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner

by on September 18, 2014 4:00 am
Poet SOLMAZ SHARIF, a current Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, has received a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. The award is given annually to six women writers who demonstrate exceptional talent in the early stages of their careers. Sharif will receive the $30,000 award on Sept.… Read more Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner
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Stanford grad student sitting pretty after international design competition

by on September 17, 2014 4:00 am
XANDER BREMER, a product design master’s student and a teaching assistant in the Product Realization Lab, was awarded second prize in the International Design Awards’ Home Interior Products competition for his Cirro Chair. The IDA jury examined more than 1,000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products and graphics from 52 countries… Read more Stanford grad student sitting pretty after international design competition
Henry Samueli, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief technical officer of Broadcom, with  Stanford graduate student Jonathon Spaulding

Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

by on August 18, 2014 4:00 am
A Stanford Engineering student won the $10,000 first place prize at the third annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. JONATHON SPAULDING, a Stanford doctoral  candidate in electrical engineering, hopes to build smaller, cheaper and more efficient handheld ultrasound systems. “Imagine having these devices in every doctor’s office, or taking ultrasound scanners into the field where… Read more Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device
Anne Kiremidjian

Stanford professor to receive highest honor from civil engineering society

by on August 13, 2014 4:00 am
ANNE KIREMIDJIAN, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She will receive the award – the society’s highest honor – at the ASCE Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama, in October. Kiremidjian was honored for her career achievements in probabilistic seismic… Read more Stanford professor to receive highest honor from civil engineering society
Stephen Schneider

Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame

by on July 24, 2014 4:00 am
Renowned Stanford climate scientist, the late STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, GOV. JERRY BROWN announced recently. Other individuals who will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 1 in Sacramento include basketball legend KAREEM ABDUL JABAR, author JOAN DIDION and film director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, as well as… Read more Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame
Ty Montgomery stiff-arms a defender on the football field

Cardinal football players grab attention

by on July 16, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford players continue to be named to watch lists for a host of annual football awards including senior TY MONTGOMERY, above, who on Tuesday was selected to the list for the Bilentnikoff Award, which recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Montgomery has previously been named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award (player of… Read more Cardinal football players grab attention
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Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

by on July 7, 2014 4:30 pm
Three researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences were recently honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers. The researchers, TAPAN MUKERJI, associate professor of energy resources engineering and of geophysics, GARY MAVKO, professor of geophysics, and JACK DVORKIN, a senior… Read more Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award
Susan McConnell

McConnell named Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor

by on July 2, 2014 3:55 pm
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named biologist SUSAN MCCONNELL, the Susan B. Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, one of 15 HHMI professors. According to the HHMI press release, each professor receives $1 million over five years to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that… Read more McConnell named Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor
Renata Kallosh

Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration

by on June 25, 2014 4:00 am
Physics Professor RENATA KALLOSH has been awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, as part of its 400th anniversary celebrations. The university announced that Kallosh was nominated for the honor by the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences there because of her “great influence on the field of theoretical… Read more Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration