Category: Awards

Stanford undergrads awarded Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prizes

by Alex Samuel Harvison on July 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Thirty-seven winners representing 29 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs were recently honored for excellence in their theses and research. These students have received the 2020 Firestone and Golden medals, as well as the Kennedy Honors Thesis prizes. The David M. Kennedy Prize is awarded annually to the single best thesis in four academic areas:… Read more Stanford undergrads awarded Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prizes

Humanities Center announces 2020–21 Fellowships

by Robert Cable on July 13, 2020 5:00 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the 33 fellows who will make up its class of 2020–21. Included in the new cohort are scholars working on projects with such topics as environmental justice in Peru, the contested meaning of originalism in U.S. Constitutional law, and routes of literary translation between Latin America and South Asia,… Read more Humanities Center announces 2020–21 Fellowships

Stanford mathematics professor honored with major award

by Sandra Feder on July 9, 2020 5:00 pm
CIPRIAN MANOLESCU, a mathematics professor in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, has been named a Simons Investigator. The award is given by the Simons Foundation in New York to outstanding scientists doing theoretical research in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, or computer science. Manolescu was recognized for his work in topology, the study of geometric shapes… Read more Stanford mathematics professor honored with major award

National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

by Bruce Goldman on July 8, 2020 5:00 pm
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $15 million grant to the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The award is a five-year renewal of a $7.3 million grant the institute provided to the center in 2015. More than 50 faculty and staff led by director VICTOR HENDERSON, professor of health research and policy and of neurology and neurological… Read more National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Stanford Historical Society presents Beyers Writing Prize and Schofield Oral History Award

by Stanford Historical Society on July 6, 2020 4:00 pm
The Stanford Historical Society presented the Beyers Prize for Excellence in Historical Writing and the Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award at its board meeting on June 9 via Zoom. The winner of the 2020 Beyers Prize for Excellence in Historical Writing is MOLLY CULHANE, ’20, whose paper “‘A More than Adequate Dose of Nonsense’:… Read more Stanford Historical Society presents Beyers Writing Prize and Schofield Oral History Award

Economist with keen focus on climate change to receive SIEPR Prize

by Adam Gorlick on July 6, 2020 3:59 am
Nicholas Stern, the prominent British economist and an influential voice on the economic impacts of climate change, is this year’s recipient of the SIEPR Prize. He will receive the award during a virtual event recognizing his work and influence on Oct. 7. The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) gives the award every other… Read more Economist with keen focus on climate change to receive SIEPR Prize

American Chemical Society honors Chemical Engineering chair Zhenan Bao

by Tom Abate on July 1, 2020 5:00 pm
ZHENAN BAO, the K.K. Lee professor of chemical engineering at Stanford and chair of Chemical Engineering, has been named the first winner of the ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize for her research into the molecular design of conducting polymers and their applications, including the creation of artificial electronic skin and other wearable medical electronic… Read more American Chemical Society honors Chemical Engineering chair Zhenan Bao

Stanford’s Emmanuel Candès among recipients of Princesa de Asturias Award

by Lara Streiff on June 30, 2020 3:10 pm
EMMANUEL CANDES, the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Yves Meyer, Ingrid Daubechies and Terence Tao were honored alongside Candès for their collective contributions to the field of mathematics, specifically in mathematical data and signal processing.… Read more Stanford’s Emmanuel Candès among recipients of Princesa de Asturias Award

Five Stanford students receive 2020 Boren Awards

by Alex Kekauoha on June 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Five Stanford students are among the recipients of the 2020 Boren Awards. Two are graduate students who will receive David L. Boren Fellowships and three are undergraduates who will receive David L. Boren Scholarships. Presented each year by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these awards… Read more Five Stanford students receive 2020 Boren Awards
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Three Stanford faculty, two SLAC scientists receive DOE Early Career Awards

by Kate Chesley on June 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Stanford faculty members WENDY GU, VEDIKA KHEMANI and DOUGLAS STANFORD will receive Early Career Research Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Through these awards, the DOE aims to “bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.”… Read more Three Stanford faculty, two SLAC scientists receive DOE Early Career Awards