Steven Van Slyke, a Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED.
ESO astronomer Suzanna Randall is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first German woman to travel into space. She has been selected as a new trainee of the initiative Astronautin, which aims to train the first female German astronaut and send her on a research mission to the International Space Station. The announcement was made today at a press conference at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany.
The 2018 Wolf Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Makoto Fujita, professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, for his research on metal-guided synthesis and 'for conceiving metal-directed assembly principles leading to large highly porous complexes.' The prize is shared with Professor Omar Yaghi of the University of California, Berkeley, for his research 'pioneering reticular chemistry via metal-organic frameworks and covalent organic framework.'
AIAA Fellow Dr. Helen L. Reed, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, is the recipient of the third Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering. Reed will present her lecture, 'Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites,' on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are pleased to announce that IADR/AADR's newest Journal, the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), won the PROSE Award for "Best New Journal in Biological and Life Sciences."
The 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research will be awarded to Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., and John T. Schiller, Ph.D., of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They are being recognized for their contributions toward the development of vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Linda Sealy, director of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The distinction honors her work in recruiting and mentoring underrepresented minority students.
Keivan Stassun, the Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and senior associate dean for graduate education and research at Vanderbilt University's College of Arts and Science, has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 AAAS Mentor Award. Stassun was selected for personally mentoring dozens of underrepresented minority students and for building 'innovative mentoring models that bridge critical attrition points in the development of underrepresented minority physicists and astronomers.'
Four New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
In keeping with its mission to communicate the nature, values, and judgments of science to the public, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is launching LabX, a public engagement initiative that will promote evidence-based decision-making on issues that have significant relevance to communities and in which science is an important factor.