Crain's Chicago Business named Leah Guzowski, director for strategy and research programs at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, to its annual 40 under 40 list.
Five faculty members from the University of Missouri have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They join 347 other distinguished scientists who have been awarded this honor by AAAS this year because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The MU faculty members elected as fellows are: David Pintel, Randall Prather, Michael Roberts, Dong Xu and Yuwen Zhang.
Daniel Stram of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is now a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been a member of AAAS for 25 years.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington's Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society's 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.
Under the guidance and leadership of Gail M. Ashley, the American Geosciences Institute has become much of what it is today. Her stalwart dedication during unexpected internal changes at the institute and continued wise counsel through ongoing service on a number of AGI committees, she has demonstrated her dedication to AGI, and for this she has been recognized with the William B. Heroy Award for Distinguished Service to the American Geosciences Institute.
The creation of a new kind of rice which gives off nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions during its growth has earned kudos for a team of scientists from three continents, including the lead investigator at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The new kind of rice grows in a manner that nearly eliminates the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to showcase the artistic side of cutting-edge science through its fourth annual BioArt competition. This year's 11 winning images and two videos represent a wide range of research in the biomedical and life sciences, from the study of Ebola virus proteins to nanoscience that targets drug delivery to particular cells.
For 17 consecutive years Mount Sinai awarded highest 'two-star' rating by New York State Department of Health for percutaneous coronary interventions.
Assistant Professor Auinash Kalsotra has been appointed, pending Board of Trustees approval, as one of the prestigious Fellow positions of the University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study for the academic year 2016-2017.
A York University researcher will receive an award Nov. 24 for furthering the understanding the universe, including the discovery of outer-lying groupings of galaxies similar to ours and the reason why they spin. A Ph.D. student in physics and astronomy at York University George Conidis identified galaxies in groupings like that of our own cosmic neighbourhood and measured how they spin. This has earned him the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation -- Ph.D. from Mitacs.