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.
W.E. Moerner shares the award for his contribution to the ability to observe molecules at the smallest scales.
Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of science and engineering.
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.
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.
Every two years, Stanford awards the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing to encourage new or emerging writers in nonfiction and fiction.
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.
The Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Art Sterritt will receive the 2014 award for his efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.
Stanford economists Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom have been chosen for the 2014 Golden Goose Award. The award honors scientists whose research was funded by the federal government and has benefited society in important but sometimes unexpected ways. Wilson and Milgrom introduced the initial design for sales of radio spectrum licenses in the United States.
Next year, 11 Stanford students and alumni will fan out across the globe to pursue special projects funded by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Stanford sent a student-athlete to accept the award on behalf of the university. Lexie Ross, a senior human biology major and member of Stanford’s NCAA national champion women’s water polo team, also spoke at the awards luncheon.
Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.
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.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde's contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.