Category: Awards

David Pollard

Professor Emeritus Dave Pollard receives highest award of Geological Society

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on May 28, 2021 3:26 pm
DAVE POLLARD, the Barney and Estelle Morris Professor of Earth Sciences, Emeritus, has been awarded the 2021 Wollaston Medal, the highest honor of the Geological Society of London. The Wollaston Medal was established by British scientist William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) to promote “researches concerning the mineral structure of the Earth … or of the science… Read more Professor Emeritus Dave Pollard receives highest award of Geological Society
LIZA HAFNER

Three seniors awarded SAA’s Outstanding Achievement Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on May 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Graduating seniors GHAWAYNE CALVIN, LIZA HAFNER and MARÍA VALENTINA SUÁREZ-NIETO have been awarded the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) Outstanding Achievement Award. Created in 2011, the Outstanding Achievement Award is given to J.E. Wallace Sterling Award finalists. These top seniors have made significant contributions to the campus community with undergraduate activities that demonstrate potential for continued… Read more Three seniors awarded SAA’s Outstanding Achievement Award
Leya Elias

Senior Leya Elias wins SAA's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on May 26, 2021 3:09 pm
The Stanford Alumni Association has selected senior LEYA ELIAS to receive the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award, which is given to an undergraduate in recognition of service and contributions to the campus community. Named for Stanford’s president from 1949 to 1968, the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award recognizes a graduating senior whose undergraduate leadership and volunteer activities… Read more Senior Leya Elias wins SAA's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award
lla Eastin, Lucas Orts and True Sweetser –

Three student-athletes awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

by Stanford Athletics on May 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Three Cardinal athletes – ELLA EASTIN, LUCAS ORTS and TRUE SWEETSER – have been awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for academic and athletic achievements. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners receive a one-time grant of $10,000. To qualify, they must maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average, perform with distinction in their sport and be nominated by their… Read more Three student-athletes awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
Mira Moufarrej

Bioengineering graduate student Mira Moufarrej wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

by Taylor Kubota on May 12, 2021 4:23 pm
MIRA MOUFARREJ, a graduate student in bioengineering, has been awarded a 2021 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventions related to prenatal and maternal health. This $15,000 prize celebrates young inventors and is given based on overall inventiveness, the invention’s potential for scalable commercialization or adoption, and youth mentorship experience. The prize is supported by… Read more Bioengineering graduate student Mira Moufarrej wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
the Ricks

Anthropologist John Rick and his wife are honored by Peruvian government

by Sandra Feder on May 10, 2021 2:35 pm
JOHN RICK, professor of anthropology, emeritus, in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and his wife, ROSA MENDOZA RICK, an archaeologist and co-researcher, were recently honored by the government of Peru for their work at Chavín de Huántar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On May 6, the couple received the Order of Merit for Distinguished… Read more Anthropologist John Rick and his wife are honored by Peruvian government

Two graduate students recognized by the Department of Energy

by Taylor Kubota on May 4, 2021 3:26 pm
Stanford graduate students ALEX MILTENBERGER and PRIYANKA MUHUNTHAN are among 78 students who have been selected for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. This award supports graduate thesis research conducted at a DOE laboratory or facility that addresses scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. With this award,… Read more Two graduate students recognized by the Department of Energy
Crystal Mackall

Team science award recognizes eight pediatric cancer researchers

by Erin Digitale on April 29, 2021 5:13 pm
Eight Stanford Medicine scientists are among a group of pediatric cancer researchers being honored with the 2021 Team Science Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. The annual award recognizes the scientific team judged to be most accomplished in all facets of cancer research. It will be presented during the association’s annual meeting this… Read more Team science award recognizes eight pediatric cancer researchers

Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

by Noa Ronkin on April 28, 2021 5:19 pm
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) has awarded Burmese journalist Swe Win the 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award. An investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, an independent news agency that produces features, analysis and investigative reports on life in the country in both Burmese and English. Presented… Read more Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science

by Veronica Marian on April 26, 2021 3:34 pm
DAVID LAITIN, the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Sciences and co-director of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford, has received the 2021 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his “original and objective exploration of how culture shapes political strategies in heterogenous societies.” The… Read more David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science