Category: Awards

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

Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

by Beth Duff-Brown & Grace Hammerstrom on June 23, 2020 3:59 pm
As the world’s greatest minds focus their energies and resources on combating COVID-19, there is a growing population of underrecognized victims — the infected men and women incarcerated in frequently overcrowded prisons and local jails. Among the more than 115,000 individuals currently held in California prisons, outbreaks of COVID-19 infection have continued to escalate in some… Read more Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19
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Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

by Stanford magazine on June 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Entrants from Stanford in the 2020 Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) earned 10 awards, including seven by Stanford magazine. Stanford won three awards in design categories, including gold for overall excellence in periodical and magazine design. According to the judges, “This is a very slick… Read more Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

by Sandra Feder on June 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences have received honors from the American Philosophical Association (APA). HELEN LONGINO, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in Philosophy, and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, the Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science, have been honored for their contributions to the field. As part of the award, they will each give lectures in 2021.… Read more Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association