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Jessica Watkins

Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon

by Taylor Kubota on December 10, 2020 3:33 pm
On Dec. 9, NASA announced the members of the Artemis team of astronauts, who will participate in missions on and around the moon. Three Stanford alumni – NICOLE MANN, MS ’01; KATE RUBINS, PhD ’06; and JESSICA WATKINS, BS ’10 – are among the 18 astronauts chosen to be part of the “Artemis Team.” According… Read more Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon

Four scholars with Stanford affiliations win Schwarzman Scholarships

by Kathleen J. Sullivan on December 9, 2020 3:00 pm
The Schwarzman Scholars program, which awards scholarships for a one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has selected four people with Stanford affiliations to join its Class of 2022. The four Schwarzman Scholars from Stanford include Zhenqi (Jenn) Hu, a current Stanford student, as well as Stanford alumni Suraj Bulchand… Read more Four scholars with Stanford affiliations win Schwarzman Scholarships
Edward Lazear

Senior fellowship named in honor of Edward Lazear at the Hoover Institution

by Hoover Institution on December 8, 2020 4:53 pm
The Hoover Institution has created a new senior fellowship in economics in honor of the late economist EDWARD LAZEAR, made possible by the generosity of DAVID BOOTH. Known as the founder of the field of personnel economics, Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a senior fellow at the… Read more Senior fellowship named in honor of Edward Lazear at the Hoover Institution
Maggiori

Matteo Maggiori has won the 2021 Fischer Black Prize

by Graduate School of Business on December 7, 2020 3:46 pm
Economist MATTEO MAGGIORI, who studies international macroeconomics and finance, has received the prestigious Fischer Black Prize in recognition of a body of work that demonstrates both originality of scholarship and relevance for financial practice. Administered by the American Finance Association, the prize is the preeminent early-career honor in the field of finance. “Matteo is the first resident faculty member… Read more Matteo Maggiori has won the 2021 Fischer Black Prize
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Joseph DeSimone wins Harvey Prize in Science and Technology

by Crista Leigh Farrell on December 4, 2020 4:24 pm
JOSEPH DESIMONE, the Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor in Translational Medicine and professor of chemical engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Harvey Prize in science and technology in recognition of contributions in materials science, chemistry, polymer science and technology, nanomedicine, and 3D printing. The Harvey Prize, the highest honor of the Technion-Israel Institute… Read more Joseph DeSimone wins Harvey Prize in Science and Technology

Stanford public sector energy internships renamed to honor George Shultz

by Kate Gibson on December 2, 2020 4:39 pm
A Stanford public sector internship program has been renamed in honor of former U.S. Secretary of State GEORGE SHULTZ, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The program, previously named Stanford Energy Internships in California & the West, is a partnership among the Precourt Institute for Energy, Bill Lane Center for… Read more Stanford public sector energy internships renamed to honor George Shultz

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
Axe

After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home

by Stanford News Service and Stanford Athletics on November 30, 2020 4:19 pm
The Cardinal blocked a would-be tying extra point by the Cal in the final minute of Big Game Nov. 27 to take back the Axe trophy and beat the Bears 24-23. The victory was achieved at Cal’s Memorial Stadium without the benefit of the traditional crowds because of safety precautions designed to stem the spread… Read more After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home
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
Colin Kahl

Five Stanford scholars named to Biden-Harris agency review teams

by Stanford News Service on November 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Five Stanford scholars have been named to the Biden-Harris agency review teams. These teams inform the new administration about how federal agencies and departments operate and play a crucial role in the presidential transition process. The five Stanford scholars who are conducting this work in a personal capacity and are classified by the Biden-Harris Transition Team… Read more Five Stanford scholars named to Biden-Harris agency review teams