Category: Awards

Kennedy Thesis Prize winner

Students honored with Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prize

by Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on June 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Thirty-seven prize winners representing 27 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs were recently honored at a ceremony hosted by HARRY ELAM, senior vice provost for education. Among the awards presented were David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis prizes, which recognize the best theses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering & applied sciences. Recipients have… Read more Students honored with Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prize
Ledecky

Katie Ledecky wins Stanford Athletics’ Al Masters Award

by Stanford Athletics on June 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Sophomore swimmer and psychology major KATIE LEDECKY won the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletics Board Awards ceremony. Overall, 26 varsity programs were represented during the ceremony, while 39 student-athletes were honored with awards. AL MASTERS, ’24, was the athletic director at Stanford from 1925 to 1963. He is remembered as one of the… Read more Katie Ledecky wins Stanford Athletics’ Al Masters Award
Laughbot makers

Computer science students honored for humanizing robots with humor

by Alex Kekauoha on June 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Thanks to the work of three computer science students, Siri could one day sound less like a robot and more like a human. In an effort to make virtual assistants more relatable, seniors KATE PARK, ANNIE HU and NATALIE MUENSTER developed technology that can detect humor in spoken language and respond with laughter. Their research… Read more Computer science students honored for humanizing robots with humor
Paul Yock

Paul Yock receives National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize

by Stacey Paris McCutcheon on June 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Paul Yock, professor of medicine and bioengineering, was recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize recognizes new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. It is, according to Stanford Provost Persis Drell, “the most prestigious award in… Read more Paul Yock receives National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize
Stanford Medicine

Chen awarded grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

by Stanford School of Medicine on June 12, 2018 1:40 pm
School of Medicine researcher BERTHA CHEN, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been awarded $5.98 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to investigate ways of using a person’s own stem cells to treat urinary incontinence. The award was one of four recently given out by the state stem cell agency as part of its Translation… Read more Chen awarded grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Anna-Sofia Lesiv

Stanford student journalists honored with James S. Robinson Awards

by Kate Chesley on June 7, 2018 2:27 pm
Student journalists who focused attention on the effect the North Bay fires had on immigrants and on ethics education in computer science have been awarded James S. Robinson Awards for Student Journalists. The prize was established in memory of JAMES ROBINSON, an award-winning journalist who served as editor of Stanford Report before he died in 2004.… Read more Stanford student journalists honored with James S. Robinson Awards
Eavan Boland

Poet Eavan Boland elected to the Royal Irish Academy

by Alex Shashkevich on June 5, 2018 1:12 pm
The Royal Irish Academy elected English professor and acclaimed poet EAVAN BOLAND as an honorary member. Boland, the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and director of the Creative Writing Program, was among 28 new members admitted for “their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as to… Read more Poet Eavan Boland elected to the Royal Irish Academy
Stanford Medicine

Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford

by Julie Greicius on June 4, 2018 2:23 pm
Stanford has been selected as one of five universities to receive a Physician Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant provides the School of Medicine with $2.5 million over five years to support novel programs that enhance career development for medical students who wish to strengthen their research skills. Physician-scientists are essential… Read more Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford
Jim Gibbons

Avenidas recognizes Jim Gibbons among Lifetimes of Achievement honorees

by Stanford News Service on June 3, 2018 11:21 am
Professor emeritus and former engineering dean JIM GIBBONS is among several Stanford alumni and affiliates recently recognized as 2018 Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees for their service to the Peninsula and Silicon Valley communities. The other Stanford-related recipients of the annual awards are JOHN and KRISTINE ERVING,  CHRISTY HOLLOWAY, and ELLIE and DICK MANSFIELD. Avenidas is a mid-Peninsula social service… Read more Avenidas recognizes Jim Gibbons among Lifetimes of Achievement honorees
Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson wins Edmund Burke Award

by Clifton B. Parker on May 31, 2018 2:52 pm
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has won the 2018 Edmund Burke Award, which honors people who have made major contributions to the defense of Western civilization. The honor is given annually by The New Criterion, a monthly journal of the arts and intellectual life. Edmund Burke was an 18th-century Irish political philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of modern… Read more Victor Davis Hanson wins Edmund Burke Award