Stories indexed under: Faculty awards

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  • Computer sciences, mathematics professors win Sloan Fellowships Feb. 23, 2015 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors have been selected for Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships - an honor awarded on a competitive basis to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers.
  • UW-Madison ranks highly in number of Fulbright awards Feb. 13, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top six U.S. colleges and universities to receive 2014-2015 faculty Fulbright awards and among the top 20 institutions to receive student awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • Two UW-Madison engineers named to National Academy of Engineering Feb. 5, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 5, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced it has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors to its 2015 class of new members. Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Thomas M. Jahns and Steenbock Professor of Engineering Physics Raymond J. Fonck are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the NAE in 2015.
  • Photo: Natalie Rudolph Rudolph honored as Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Dec. 26, 2014 A University of Wisconsin-Madison polymer engineer has received the 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Natalie Rudolph, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is among 11 recipients who will receive the award in 2015.
  • AAAS honors four UW-Madison professors for advancing science Nov. 24, 2014 Four members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the society announced today.
  • UW sleep scientists win $7.7 million grant to study "local" sleep Nov. 5, 2014 The mystery of how some parts of some animals’ brains can sleep while they are awake – and whether the phenomenon occurs in humans -- will be studied in depth thanks to a large center grant from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Photo: Shannon Stahl Professor honored for green chemistry research Oct. 20, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Shannon Stahl is one of five scientists nationwide to receive a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his research on using oxygen from the air in chemical reactions.
  • Photo: Francis Halzen UW physicist receives American Ingenuity Award for IceCube effort Oct. 17, 2014 Francis Halzen, the University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist who was the driving force behind the giant neutrino telescope known as IceCube at the South Pole, has been named a winner of the 2014 American Ingenuity Award.
  • Photo: Trisha Andrew UW-Madison chemist named Packard Fellow Oct. 16, 2014 Trisha Andrew, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. The award includes a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue research and is given in recognition of the potential significance of scholarship and innovation from the nation’s most promising young scientists and engineers.
  • Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka Influenza researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka wins Breakthrough Award Oct. 7, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has been recognized as a 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award recipient for his efforts to understand and prevent pandemic influenza.
  • Photo: Climate Quest logo Winning climate change solutions range from meat processing to mindfulness Sept. 30, 2014 The Climate Quest competition to spur innovative climate change solutions is down to a field of five. At the Climate Quest Concept Pitch on Sept. 19, 18 teams presented their ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs, who rated the ideas on many factors including creativity, scalability and potential impact. The panel selected five teams to advance to the next round of the competition.
  • William Cronon Environmental historian William Cronon awarded Wilderness Society’s highest honor Sept. 25, 2014 Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places. The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made outstanding, long-term contributions to conservation and fostering an American land ethic.
  • Ken Cameron Herbarium director receives award for telling the story of plants Aug. 19, 2014 Ken Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, received the Peter Raven Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Aug. 5. Cameron, also a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a world expert on the orchid family.
  • Two faculty members named Steenbock Professors Aug. 12, 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members Jin-Yi Cai and Robert Hamers have been named Steenbock Professors.
  • Carla Pugh Eight honored by UW–Madison as Outstanding Women of Color July 22, 2014 Eight winners of the 2014-15 Outstanding Women of Color awards, who are heavily involved in the campus as well as the Madison community through their work toward research and civic enrichment, have been announced by UW–Madison.
  • Seven Hilldale and Bascom professors named June 17, 2014 The new recipients of the Hilldale and Bascom professorships have been selected by the Named Professorship Advisory Committee.
  • Aaron Hoskins Shaw awards go to two UW researchers June 11, 2014 One scientist studying how HIV spreads in the body and another examining cellular machinery and its role in disease have earned funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to advance their research.
  • Photo: Jordan Schmidt UW–Madison chemist wins young teacher-scholar award June 10, 2014 Jordan Schmidt, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is one of 15 young researchers to win prestigious 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards.
  • Eight professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships June 3, 2014 Eight promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
  • Photo: Ineva Reilly and Ira Baldwin UW announces Baldwin endowment grant winners May 27, 2014 Eight faculty and staff public engagement projects, including such diverse efforts as teaching digital literacy skills to tribal teens, incorporating archaeology into tourism, and supporting young homeless children, have received grants for 2014-17 from UW-Madison's Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.