Category: Awards

Shanto Iyengar

NSF grant funds study of what Americans think about U.S. politics

by Melissa De Witte on October 15, 2018 3:08 pm
As the 2020 presidential election approaches, what the American electorate is thinking is top of mind for many. That’s especially true for political scientist SHANTO IYENGAR, who will spend the next two years asking Americans what they think about U.S. politics. Thanks to a $3.825 million grant Stanford is receiving from the National Science Foundation,… Read more NSF grant funds study of what Americans think about U.S. politics
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Anna Fifield of the Washington Post wins Shorenstein Journalism Award

by Noa Ronkin on October 13, 2018 10:56 am
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) has awarded the Washington Post’s Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield the Shorenstein Journalism Award. The award, given annually by APARC, is conferred on a journalist who has produced outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting Asia and has contributed to a greater understanding of the region. Fifield’s award recognizes… Read more Anna Fifield of the Washington Post wins Shorenstein Journalism Award
Paula Welander. (Photo credit: Steve Castillo)

Paula Welander receives NSF, GSA awards

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on October 10, 2018 2:33 pm
PAULA WELANDER, assistant professor of Earth system science, recently received the 2018 Award for Outstanding Research In Geomicrobiology from the Geological Society of America (GSA), as well as a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. The GSA award is presented to exceptional scholars for their accomplishments in research, education and mentoring and service in geobiology. The NSF… Read more Paula Welander receives NSF, GSA awards
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Stanford-born energy business wins global competition

by Rob Jordan on October 8, 2018 2:05 pm
An idea hatched by two Stanford graduate students in an engineering and entrepreneurship class has won a global competition for climate change-focused business plans, technologies and platforms. Solstice Energy Solutions, founded by UGWEM ENEYO (MS ’17) and COLE STITES-CLAYTON (’14, MS ’15), earned top honors and $25,000 in the California Climate Cup. Eneyo accepted the prize… Read more Stanford-born energy business wins global competition
Christina Smolke

Diversity, science leadership grants awarded to student-faculty pairs

by Stanford School of Medicine on October 1, 2018 2:44 pm
Two graduate students at the School of Medicine and their faculty advisers have been awarded fellowship grants by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The institute awarded 45 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study grants to student-adviser pairs who have the potential to become leaders in their respective fields and are dedicated to promoting diversity in the sciences. Each pair will receive… Read more Diversity, science leadership grants awarded to student-faculty pairs
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Faculty receive awards for promise in biomedical research, clinical care

by Stanford School of Medicine on September 30, 2018 11:12 am
Four School of Medicine clinician-scientists have been awarded the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award. The early-career researchers were among 18 selected for the award based on the rigor of their research and their commitment to excellence. Each researcher will receive a total of $495,000 over three years. The Stanford recipients are: BRICE GAUDILLIERE, assistant professor… Read more Faculty receive awards for promise in biomedical research, clinical care
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas

by Nathan Collins on September 26, 2018 2:05 pm
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has chosen four new projects for its second round of Big Ideas initiatives, which fund major interdisciplinary research initiatives aimed at driving the next breakthroughs in brain science. Big Ideas was conceived in 2013, after WILLIAM NEWSOME, professor of neurobiology and the Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Neurosciences Institute,… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas
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16 Stanford graduate students named Siebel Scholars

by Stanford News Service on September 24, 2018 4:41 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 Siebel Scholars
Manisha Desai

Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies

by Stanford School of Medicine on September 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Researchers at the School of Medicine and collaborators at two other institutions will investigate tobacco policies and evaluate their effects on health across the United States. Stanford, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis jointly received a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of an effort to reduce… Read more Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies
Lauren O'Connell

Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools

by Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences on September 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Stanford biologist LAUREN O’CONNELL is one of 11 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program. The awardees are tasked with developing and disseminating tools that allow biologists to address mechanistic questions about how genes affect an organism’s physical and functional characteristics. O’Connell will receive $1.6 million over the next… Read more Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools