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Michael Kirst

Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award

by Carrie Spector on April 7, 2017 4:16 pm
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named the 2017 recipient of the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award recognizes visionary education leaders for their expertise and dedication to improving education. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton,… Read more Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award
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Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute

by Krista Conger on April 6, 2017 2:43 pm
The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology HOWARD CHANG, MD, and professor of oncology RONALD LEVY, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016. The awards provide funding to investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research. Recipients receive up to $600,000 each year for seven years to pursue or… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute
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Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art

by Pamela Moreland on April 5, 2017 4:02 pm
The image is called “The Hungry Starfish Larva.” For applied physics doctoral candidate WILLIAM GILPIN and his fellow researchers it is an image at the intersection of science and art. The image so impressed a panel at the National Science Foundation that the judges of the annual Vizzies Awards presented Gilpin’s group with the 2017… Read more Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art
Fiorenza Micheli

Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions

by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment on April 4, 2017 2:25 pm
Conservation leader JIM LEAPE and Hopkins Marine Station ecologist FIORENZA MICHELI, have been appointed to jointly lead Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), effective April 1. “Since its inception in 2008, COS has worked to solve the major problems facing the ocean by bridging cutting-edge science to policy and preparing leaders to take on these challenges,”… Read more Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions
Luis Ornelas

Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on April 3, 2017 3:43 pm
Stanford Junior LUIS ORNELAS is determined to ensure that every child in the United States has access to a high-quality education regardless of income or background. Ornelas spent his freshman summer teaching with Breakthrough Santa Fe, a nonprofit that helps motivated students in grades 7-12 from public schools be the first in their families to… Read more Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap
Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price using gymnastics to help others

by Mark Soltau on March 31, 2017 4:47 pm
Writer MARK SOLTAU profiles elite gymnast ELIZABETH PRICE, a junior biomechanical engineering major who has endured injuries to emerge as a leader on the women’s gymnastics team. Prior to starting classes in 2015, she suffered a foot injury while participating in a summer engineering program at Stanford. Not that it slowed her down. Price won… Read more Elizabeth Price using gymnastics to help others
Christine Parker

Teaching middle-school students to love the humanities

by Milenko Martinovich on March 30, 2017 4:33 pm
The Stanford Humanities Circle, an after-school academic enrichment program for middle-school and high school students, concluded its first session on March 15, instilling some 50 pre-collegiate students with an appreciation for the humanities. The students, chosen by lottery, attended weekly sessions on campus, where they received instruction from Stanford faculty and Bay Area humanities experts.… Read more Teaching middle-school students to love the humanities
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Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson

by Carrie Spector on March 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Math should be a team activity. Nobody is born with – or without – a “math brain.” And when it comes to solving math problems, it’s good to be slow about it. These unconventional words of wisdom were just some of the takeaways from a workshop at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) on March… Read more Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson
Alyssa Ferris

Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows

by Kate Chesley on March 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Graduate students ALYSSA FERRIS and SUHAS RAO have been named among 12 winners of 2017 Hertz Fellowships. They were chosen from among more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. According to the press release announcing the fellowships, the Hertz Foundation is the only organization… Read more Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows
Londa Schiebinger

Schiebinger recognized by the American Medical Women's Association

by Chris Kark on March 27, 2017 3:54 pm
LONDA SCHIEBINGER, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, will receive the Presidential Recognition Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at its annual award luncheon on April 1. The award, conferred annually, honors outstanding achievements in the sciences, medicine, clinical practice, leadership, humanitarianism and philanthropy. Founded in 1915, AMWA is an organization… Read more Schiebinger recognized by the American Medical Women's Association