Awards

Priscilla Fiden / L.A. Cicero

Priscilla Fiden, 'a remarkable citizen of Stanford,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

Fiden, the assistant dean for administrative operations at the Graduate School of Education, inspires staff to make their "A game" even better.  

Leslie Winick / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Leslie Winick, 'charmingly indefatigable,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As the director of alumni and student class outreach for the Stanford Alumni Association, Winick is the "wind and the sails" of Reunion Homecoming, colleagues say, and every year brings fresh drive, commitment and enthusiasm to the annual event.  

Kahlil Wells

Stanford Dining's Kahlil Wells, 'a joy to work with,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As an assistant director of Stanford Dining, Kahlil Wells oversees an operation that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings to students living in Lagunita Court, Roble Hall and other residences on the west side of campus. He is described as a dedicated manager and supportive mentor who sets high standards of excellence.  

Nine Stanford faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.

Alfred Delena

Stanford senior wins Truman Scholarship for graduate studies

Alfred Delena, who was born and raised on the Pueblo of Zuni reservation in New Mexico, is one of 58 recipients of this year's award, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study to students with "exceptional leadership potential" who are committed to careers in public service.

AAAS seal

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 10 Stanford professors to 2015 class

Ten Stanford faculty members were tapped for membership in the 2015 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

Amy J. Blue / Stanford News Service

Three Stanford staffers win 2015 Amy J. Blue Awards

The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.

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.