This year, 18 NASA researchers received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is the highest honor given by the US government to outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals at this point in their professions.
Biosystems engineering students from the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture won first place in the G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Open Competition at the 2019 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) international meeting in Boston.
The American Institute of Physics announced astronomer Virginia Trimble has been selected to receive the 2019 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing contributions to the cultural, artistic and humanistic dimension of physics. The award recognizes Trimble's lifelong successes in the physical sciences and 'for taking the broader view of how physics and astronomy is accomplished, creatively engaging physical scientists and the public throughout her lifetime, and commitment to establishing science within the social perspective.'
The Renewable Transformation Challenge, launched in 2017, aims to honor and showcase outstanding work that actively supports the transformation to a world powered by renewable energy, and has the potential to widen access to energy -- particularly in developing countries.
Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, professor and chair of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has received the 2019 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Bipin Rajendran, an engineer who develops computing systems that aim to match the efficiency seen in nature by studying the organizational principles of the brain, has been elected a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced today that Milinda Shayamal Fernando of the University of Utah, and Staci Smith of the University of Arizona are the recipients of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Fernando is recognized for his work on high performance algorithms for applications in relativity, geosciences and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
On Aug. 15, 2019 the NIH awarded Cornell $17.4 million for MacCHESS (Macromolecular X-ray science at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source), a subfacility of CHESS that attracts hundreds of biomedical researchers each year.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $27.6 million in funding over the next 3 years for targeted research in data science to accelerate discovery in chemistry and material sciences.
A program designed to introduce women and underrepresented minorities to jobs in the energy industry has been named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity's 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM.