Category: Awards

Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

by Tom Abate on December 10, 2019 4:35 pm
An international engineering association has awarded Stanford electrical engineer and photonics researcher JELENA VUCKOVIC a $454,000 prize for her research into a new laser-on-a-chip that could revolutionize how focused beams of light are applied in applications such as fiber-optic communications, quantum computing and self-driving cars. Vuckovic said the award, announced Monday, Dec. 9, by the London-based… Read more Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields

by Alex Kekauoha on November 24, 2019 10:31 am
Three Stanford students and one postdoctoral scholar have been selected to the first class of IF/THEN ambassadors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each will provide support and mentorship to young girls interested in pursuing STEM fields. Graduate students CATIE CUAN and DOROTHY TOVAR, postdoctoral scholar HELEN TRAN and undergraduate ERIN SMITH are… Read more Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields
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CASBS project gets a boost from Stanford alum Reid Hoffman

by Michael Gaetani, CASBS Communications on November 13, 2019 3:22 pm
An ongoing Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) project on “Creating a New Moral Political Economy” recently received support from entrepreneur, investor and Stanford alum REID HOFFMAN. Hoffman, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford in symbolic systems in 1990, is co-founder of LinkedIn, the career and professional online social networking site.… Read more CASBS project gets a boost from Stanford alum Reid Hoffman
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German Geological Society awards Page Chamberlain top honor

by Elenita Nicholas on November 7, 2019 3:52 pm
The German Geological Society awarded geological sciences Professor PAGE CHAMBERLAIN its top honor, the Gustav Steinmann Medal, during its annual meeting in September. Among other academic achievements, Chamberlain was recognized for his contributions to understanding the interaction between tectonics and climate in both present and past mountain belts. The award cited his work as foundational to… Read more German Geological Society awards Page Chamberlain top honor
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Five researchers are awarded NIH grants to study opioid misuse and pain treatment

by Stanford Medicine Communications on November 5, 2019 3:45 pm
Five Stanford researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative. The HEAL grants address the nation’s opioid crisis by funding research into opioid misuse as well as alternatives to pain treatment. LAURA SIMONS, associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, was awarded $5.4 million to… Read more Five researchers are awarded NIH grants to study opioid misuse and pain treatment
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Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing

by Tom Abate on October 30, 2019 3:24 pm
The world’s largest computer science society has recognized Mehran Sahami, professor (teaching) of computer science, for his outstanding contributions as a teacher, mentor and thinker in the field. The Association for Computing Machinery recognized Sahami along with eight other professors for educational excellence as part of the  ACM’s 2019 Distinguished Member awards. The announcement delighted but… Read more Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing

Four alumni inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame

by Stanford Alumni Association on October 27, 2019 3:03 pm
At the 25th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the recent Reunion Homecoming, Stanford recognized SIDNEY DILLARD, ’84; NEIL KAHO‘OKELE HANNAHS, ’73, MA ’74; MAE LEE, ’92, MA ’93; and ALMA MEDINA, ’92, JD ’95, P ’19, P ’22. The Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame honors Stanford’s most accomplished alumni of color and recognizes… Read more Four alumni inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame
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Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award

by Stanford Transportation on October 22, 2019 2:56 pm
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has recognized Stanford with a third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award in recognition of Stanford’s achievements in promoting safe and accessible bicycling on campus. Stanford was the first university to be recognized at the highest level when the program launched in 2011, making Stanford the only university to… Read more Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award
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Stanford doctoral student receives peace dissertation award

by Alexander Kekauoha on October 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford political science PhD student ASHLEY FABRIZIO has received the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The fellowship provides $20,000 to support dissertation writing and research on peacebuilding and conflict management in the final year of the PhD program. Through her research, Fabrizio seeks to understand why… Read more Stanford doctoral student receives peace dissertation award
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2019 TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows announced

by TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy on October 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford’s energy research community is welcoming four new researchers as TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainable Energy. This global competition awards two years of funding to support early-career researchers working on sustainable energy and its intersection with food, water, transportation, human health and the environment. The fellows were selected based on their academic and research excellence,… Read more 2019 TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows announced