Awards

Stanford Dining staff and clients from Abilities United's employment services program / Keith Uyeda

Stanford's 2015 Community Partnership Awards honor three local programs

Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.

Elizabeth Hadly / Katie Clease

Stanford Professor Elizabeth Hadly to receive Roland Volunteer Service Prize

The Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recognizes Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.

Scene from movie

Kaboom! Stanford professor shares Academy Award for software to digitize destruction

Computerized simulation simplifies the math and physics of animated movie collisions to create a point-click-and-drag tool for putting the kibosh on buildings, cities, even planets.

Jim Plummer portrait/Photo: John Todd

Stanford's Jim Plummer to be awarded IEEE Founders Medal

Former dean of School of Engineering honored for his role in fostering innovative, interdisciplinary, and globally focused education.

Emily Witt and Maya Krishnan

Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano to receive 2014 Marsh O'Neill Award

Lopez-Lezcano, the systems administrator at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, has won the annual prize given to staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Stanford's research mission.

Composite of Maya Krishnan and Emily Witt

Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Professor Sheri Sheppard

Stanford mechanical engineer Sheri Sheppard named U.S. professor of the year

Sheri Sheppard receives a national honor for her innovative approach to teaching undergraduate students in a hands-on, problem-solving way that transforms large classes into small group learning laboratories.    

lignin-modified plants

Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.

W.E. Moerner in his Stanford lab / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Nobel Prize for Stanford chemist W.E. Moerner, who brings very small things into focus

W.E. Moerner shares the award for his contribution to the ability to observe molecules at the smallest scales.  

Thomas Kailath; Burton Richter / L.A. Cicero; Diana Rogers

Two Stanford professors earn National Medal of Science

Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of science and engineering.

Art Sterritt / Josh Edelson

Stanford Bright Award recipient encourages merging science and indigenous culture for sustainable environmental protection

Art Sterritt has successfully combined science and indigenous cultures to build stronger environmental sustainability practices in British Columbia.  

Jennifer Eberhardt portrait / Photo: MacArthur Foundation

Stanford scholar named MacArthur fellow

Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt has been named one of the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. A social psychologist, she studies the racial elements in the perceptions of crime.

left: Margalit Fox/Ivan Farkas; right: Kiese Laymon/Emma Redden

Margalit Fox and Kiese Laymon win Stanford's 2014 Saroyan Prize for Writing

Every two years, Stanford awards the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing to encourage new or emerging writers in nonfiction and fiction.

Maryam Mirzakhani portrait / Photo: Courtesy of Maryam Mirzakhani

Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.