Category: Awards

SLAC, Stanford scientists recognized for breakthroughs at Falling Walls competition

by Angela Anderson on December 1, 2020 4:12 pm
Seven SLAC and Stanford nominees were finalists in the 2020 Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year competition. The annual event brings together researchers, scientists, engineers, innovators and thinkers from around the globe to discuss science, politics, business and media – typically in Berlin during the month of November, which marks the anniversary of the fall… Read more SLAC, Stanford scientists recognized for breakthroughs at Falling Walls competition
Risa Wechsler

Six named AAAS Fellows from Stanford and SLAC

by Ker Than on November 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Six researchers from Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” 489 AAAS Fellows were named this year. The fellows from Stanford and SLAC are: YI CUI… Read more Six named AAAS Fellows from Stanford and SLAC
Kenneth Goodson

Kenneth Goodson has been recognized for excellence in semiconductor technology research

by Tom Abate on November 15, 2020 12:48 pm
KENNETH GOODSON, professor of mechanical engineering and senior associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at Stanford Engineering, will share the 2020 University Research Award, given by the nation’s premier semiconductor industry organizations, in recognition of his work in developing technologies to help high-performance chips keep their cool. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research… Read more Kenneth Goodson has been recognized for excellence in semiconductor technology research
Liqun Luo

Liqun Luo receives Education in Neuroscience Award

by Ker Than on November 7, 2020 1:06 pm
LIQUN LUO has received an Award for Education in Neuroscience in recognition of his “outstanding contributions” to education and training in the field. Luo shares this year’s award, which is presented by the Society for Neuroscience, with Yves De Koninck of Canada’s Université Laval. For the last 22 years, Luo has been the driving force… Read more Liqun Luo receives Education in Neuroscience Award

Jane Willenbring receives AGU's Marguerite T. Williams Award

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on November 2, 2020 4:04 pm
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences JANE WILLENBRING has been presented with the inaugural Marguerite T. Williams Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award, which honors a Black scientist who pioneered broader participation in STEM by earning her PhD in geology in 1942, recognizes contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of… Read more Jane Willenbring receives AGU's Marguerite T. Williams Award
Edward Lazear

Society of Labor Economists names new prize for Edward Lazear

by Hoover Institution on October 23, 2020 3:23 pm
The Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) has announced a new prize named in honor of EDWARD LAZEAR.The annual Edward P. Lazear Prize, to be first awarded in 2022, will recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of labor economics, devoted a portion of their careers for the benefit of civil society and actively… Read more Society of Labor Economists names new prize for Edward Lazear
Aviad Rubenstein

Computer scientist Aviad Rubinstein has been awarded a Packard Fellowship

by Stanford News Service on October 19, 2020 3:40 pm
AVIAD RUBINSTEIN, assistant professor in computer science, has been awarded a 2020 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.The five-year, $875,000 fellowship provides the nation’s most promising early-career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study.According… Read more Computer scientist Aviad Rubinstein has been awarded a Packard Fellowship

Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

by Sandra Feder on October 9, 2020 3:35 pm
U.S. poet LOUISE GLÜCK, a visiting professor in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee noted her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück, who is an adjunct professor of English at Yale, is the first American woman to win the Nobel… Read more Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

16 Stanford graduate students named 2021 Siebel Scholars

by Stanford News Service on October 8, 2020 3:41 pm
Sixteen Stanford graduate students have been honored with Siebel Scholar awards presented by the Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Since 2000, the Siebel Scholar award has recognized exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science. Siebel Scholars are chosen by the deans of their respective schools based on outstanding… Read more 16 Stanford graduate students named 2021 Siebel Scholars

Jeffrey Glenn awarded grant to develop broad-spectrum antiviral drugs

by Bruce Goldman on October 7, 2020 5:00 pm
JEFFREY GLENN, professor of gastroenterology and hepatology and of microbiology and immunology, has won a five-year, $14.3 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund the development of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs for enteroviruses and potentially SARS-CoV-2. Enteroviruses constitute a broad family of viruses. They’re responsible for about half of the… Read more Jeffrey Glenn awarded grant to develop broad-spectrum antiviral drugs