Awards

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Seven students with Stanford affiliations awarded 2016 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Soros Fellowships provide financial support for study in any degree-granting graduate program in any field at any U.S. university. Fellows are immigrants and the children of immigrants who are chosen for their creativity, initiative and sustained accomplishment.

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Stanford cryptography pioneers Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman win ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award

The groundbreaking algorithm from Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman enabled a secure Internet and sparked a clash with the NSA that foreshadowed current privacy battles between government agencies and Silicon Valley companies.

Maheetha Bharadwaj / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers the cost of graduate studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

Jeffrey Koseff / L.A. Cicero

Jeffrey Koseff to receive Stanford's 2015 Richard W. Lyman Award

Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will be honored at a Jan. 20 award dinner.

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Federal budget expert Alice Rivlin receives Stanford's 2016 SIEPR Prize

Rivlin is the fourth recipient of the $100,000 biennial prize, awarded by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She was cited for her dedication to enhancing economic policy in order to improve people's lives.

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Stanford scientists Albert Bandura and Stanley Falkow to receive the National Medal of Science

Two members of the Stanford faculty, Albert Bandura, professor emeritus of psychology, and Stanley Falkow, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, have been awarded the 2015 National Medal of Science.

Alejandro Ruizesparza / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior named 2016 Marshall Scholar

Senior Alejandro Ruizesparza said he will use the Marshall Scholarship to study social statistics and sociology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Adam Johnson / L.A. Cicero

Adam Johnson wins National Book Award

Stanford English professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson earns a 2015 National Book Award for Fortune Smiles, a collection of short stories.

Karl Deisseroth portrait. / Photo: Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover

Three Stanford professors honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Karl Deisseroth has been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for his pioneering work in optogenetics. Stanford Physicists Xiao-Liang Qi and Leonardo Senatore won New Horizons in Physics Prizes for their outstanding contributions to fundamental physics.

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2015 Bright Award recipient guides corporate leaders to more sustainable business practices

Polly Courtice, director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, was honored Tuesday at Stanford Law School with the 2015 Stanford Bright Award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.  

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Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré named MacArthur fellow

Stanford's Christopher Ré, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education

The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.

Polly Courtice / Courtesy Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Stanford announces 2015 Stanford Bright Award recipient

The annual prize recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.  

Hilary Chart with businessmen in Botswana

Stanford SEED awards $2.7 million for research projects around the globe

The awards from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies will fund 33 projects in 23 nations.

Invention Hall of Fame award plaques / Linda Chao

Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors

Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors have invented at least seven technologies that, in aggregate, have generated over $500,000.