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Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
Alley receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change
Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences is today the recipient of the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Climate Change.
BBVA Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Nate Silver to receive 2015 JPBM Communications Award
Silver was chosen for his award-winning FiveThirtyEight.com website, his New York Times bestseller, 'The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- but Some Don't,' and a host of other ways in which he has helped the public to better understand the world through sound and innovative use of statistics and extraordinarily lucid explanations of his work.
The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics: American Mathematical Society, American Statistical Association, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
SEED has won the international Mars One University Competition
Seed was selected by popular vote from an initial 35 university proposals. The aim of the project is to germinate the first seed on Mars and to prove the concept that it is possible to germinate and grow plants on Mars. Besides the social impact of growing the first life form on Mars, the possible scientific outcomes of this experiment could contribute to a better understanding of plant growth on Mars and possibly contribute for the development of life support systems.

Contact: Silvia Castro
silvia.castro@mitportugal.org
351-934-282-824
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Eight graduate students and postdocs receive GSA's DeLill Nasser Award
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is proud to name eight early-career scientists -- four graduate students and four postdoctoral researchers -- as spring 2015 recipients of GSA's DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. The award provides a $1,000 travel grant for each recipient to attend any national or international meeting, conference, or laboratory course that will enhance his or her career.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
From Venus to Earth: A radical new geological model
A new geological model developed by professor Lyal Harris, INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre and Geological Survey of Canada researcher Jean Bédard has been selected as one of 10 2014 Discoveries of the Year by the magazine Quebec Science. The model is based on new findings from the planet Venus and could revolutionize mineral exploration in the subprovinces of Abitibi and Opatica in Northern Quebec.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
UCSB's Shuji Nakamura receives the 2015 Charles Stark Draper Prize
Nakamura is recognized for his development of the bright blue LED.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
MIT Portugal alumna recognized at Forbes list '30 Under 30'
For the fourth year, Forbes magazine publishes its annual '30 Under 30' list. This year 600 millennials were recognized by Forbes over 20 different fields of expertise, among them is Maria Jose Pereira, MIT Portugal alumna, honored for her work in the healthcare field.

Contact: Silvia Castro
silvia.castro@mitportugal.org
351-934-282-824
MIT Portugal Program

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
2014 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy: Zafra M. Lerman honored for promoting multinational scientific cooperation in the Middle East
Zafra M. Lerman, creator and advocate for the Biennial Malta Conferences, which promote international scientific cooperation and diplomacy by convening scientists from 15 Middle Eastern nations, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to receive the 2014 Award for Science Diplomacy.

Contact: Kat Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Douglas Institute researcher among new members of the Order of Canada
Dr. Serge Gauthier, M.D., FRCPC, an eminent researcher in Alzheimer's disease, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Contact: Florence Meney
florence.meney@douglas.mcgill.ca
Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Public Release: 5-Jan-2015
Book by urogynecologist earns recognition
A book co-edited by Vivian W. Sung, M.D., has earned Highly Commended Distinction by the British Medical Association, ob/gyn category of the BMA Book Awards 2014. The book is titled 'Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas,' Ed. Rebecca Rogers, Vivian Sung, Ranee Thaker, Cheryl Iglesia, the McGraw-Hill Companies.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital

Public Release: 2-Jan-2015
Two Douglas Institute researchers named in the Quebec Science list of top 10 discoveries
The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is proud to announce that discoveries by two of its researchers are included on the Quebec Science list of the top 10 discoveries of 2014.

Contact: Florence Meney
florence.meney@douglas.mcgill.ca
Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
NREL receives Editors' Choice Awards for supercomputer research
Two prestigious scientific magazines have awarded the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory with Editors' Choice awards for the Peregrine high-performance computer and the groundbreaking research it made possible.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Dec-2014
Three new fellows to help guide NREL research
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council, comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers. Along with the nine current members of the Research Fellows Council, DeBlasio, Kurtz and Wei will advise NREL executive management on the strategic direction of science and technology research at the laboratory.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Ames Laboratory scientist Wang named APS Fellow
Ames Laboratory scientist Cai-Zhuang Wang, a senior scientist at the Ames Laboratory, was named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
515-294-3474
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Materials Science awards the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize
The Journal of Materials Science has awarded the 2014 Robert W. Cahn Prize to Lucas R. Meza and Julia R. Greer, both from the California Institute of Technology, for their paper titled 'Mechanical Characterization of Hollow Ceramic Nanolattices.'

Contact: Alexander K. Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
ACS wins four 2014 Eddie and Ozzie Awards for digital and print products
Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society has won four 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its affiliated website and video work.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Monash researcher honored as leader in sustainability
Environmental business magazine WME has announced its Leaders List for 2014, with the Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute, professor Dave Griggs, taking out the X-Factor category.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Comics plus engineering equals a national award
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor who is an expert on the science of superheroes will receive an award from a national engineering organization that was previously won by military leaders, a congressman, a Secretary of Defense and astronauts, including Neil Armstrong.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Pioneer Award winners Katherine High, Amit Nathwani, Arthur Nienhuis, and Andrew Davidoff honored
Recognized for her pioneering work to develop gene therapy for hemophilia spanning several decades, taking it from the laboratory into human clinical trials, is Katherine A. High, M.D., Spark Therapeutics. Also recognized for their demonstration of successful clinical applications of adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for hemophilia B are Amit C. Nathwani, M.D., Ph.D., UCL Cancer Institute, and Arthur W. Nienhuis, M.D., and Andrew M. Davidoff, M.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
'Research of the very highest quality': DFG awards 2015 Leibniz Prizes
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft decided to award the 2015 Leibniz Prize to eight researchers. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Of the eight new prizewinners, three are from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and two from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of 2.5 million euros.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Leibniz Prize for Hartmut Leppin
The steering committee of the German Research Foundation last week in Bonn announced that the Frankfurt ancient historian Prof. Hartmut Leppin was awarded the 2015 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, which is endowed with a grant of 2.5 million Euro.

Contact: Hartmut Leppin
h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Two INRS professors named Fellows of the American Physical Society
Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-3817
INRS

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
NJIT physicist is named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Gordon Thomas, an inventive problem-solver whose creations -- from medical devices, to weapons sensors, to optical communications fiber -- are remarkable for their diversity as well as their ingenuity and practicality, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Burg recognized as National Academy of Inventors fellow
Karen Burg, vice president for research at Kansas State University, has been named one of the 170 newest National Academy of Inventors fellows.
National Academy of Inventors

Contact: Karen Burg
785-532-5110
Kansas State University

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