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Geophysical Science's Tiffany Shaw awarded 2017 AGU Macelwane Medal
Associate Professor Tiffany Shaw has been awarded AGU's Macelwane medal. The Macelwane Medal is given annually to three or up to five honorees in recognition for “significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.” Congratulations Tiffany! Professor Robert Kopp of Rutgers, a DoGS undergraduate alumnus, will also receive the Macelwane medal this year.
Nine graduate students awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Nine graduate students in the Physical Sciences Division received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which offers recognition and financial support for outstanding graduate students in science, technology and engineering fields supported by the NSF.
Eight graduate students awarded Harper Dissertation Fellowship
Eight students in the Physical Sciences Division were awarded the William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, one of the highest honors that the University of Chicago grants doctoral candidates. Each Harper Fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend.
“The students selected for the Harper Fellowship show a great deal of initiative, tenacity, and imagination,” said Michael Foote, deputy dean for academic affairs in the Physical Sciences Division. “And we see these students as future scientific leaders in their respective fields.”
Chemistry's Scott Snyder wins 2017 Quantrell Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards, believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, reflect the College’s commitment to honor inspiring teachers. The Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring recognizes tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Sciences, Divinity School, Humanities, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Computer Science names two Neubauer Professorships: Ben Zhao and Heather Zheng
Ben Zhao and Heather Zheng join the Computer Science faculty as Neubauer Professors starting July 1, 2017.
Congratulations to Rina Foygel Barber for winning the IMS Tweedie Award
Rina Foygel Barber: IMS Tweedie New Researcher Rina Foygel Barber has been awarded the IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award for groundbreaking contributions in high-dimensional statistics
Congratulations to Associate Professor Jian Ding
Statistics Associate Professor Jian Ding has been awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize for 2017 for his achievements on mixing and cover times and on the random k-SAT conjecture.
Congratulations to Part-Time Associate Professor Phillip Heck
Associate Professor (part time) Phillip Heck has won the coveted Cosslett Award from the Microanalysis Society (MAS) for the best invited paper in the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 meeting for his talk titled, "Microanalysis of Fossil Micrometeorites and Meteorites to Study a Major Asteroid Collision ~470 Million Years Ago."
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lek-Heng Lim for receiving the Smale Prize 2017
Professor Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago, USA, receives the Smale Prize 2017 for his outstanding contributions tothe foundations of computational mathematics. His Work seamlessly integrates scientific computing with complexity theory, statistical data analysis, and pure mathematics.
Congratuations to Geophysial Sciences Professor David Jablonski
Jablonski awarded 2017 Paleontological Society Medal
Assistant Professor Abigail Vieregg will receive the 2017 Shakti P. Duggal Award
The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC).
Congratulations Professor Young Kee Kim
Five members of the UChicago faculty are among the 228 members elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences:
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Stephanie Palmer for a Career NSF award
Professor Stephanie Palmer has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. This award supports "...early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education..."
Congratulations to Chemistry Professor Greg Engel
Chemistry Professor, Greg Engel, was just named one of the World Economic Forum's 50 Young Scientists for 2017.
Congratulations to Ravi Chugh for winning NSF Career Award
Assistant Professor Ravi Chugh just won a National Science Foundation Career Award for Direct Manipulation Programming Systems.
Neubauer Family Foundation $25 million gift accelerates UChicago ability to attract high-performance, high-impact graduate students
The University of Chicago, in pursuit of knowledge creation and dissemination at its most rigorous levels, trains graduate students committed to pushing the boundaries of what is known and who are determined to find compelling ways to apply original thinking to fundamental problems. Such high performance, high impact doctoral students embody the University’s mission to pursue inquiry and impact at its highest levels.
University of Chicago’s partnership with AWIS
Postdocs – Free Membership in the Association for Women in Science!
UChicagoGRAD is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago is now an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM around the country.
Professor Babai scoops up three ACM SIGACT awards
Last summer László Babai received the STOC Best Paper award, the ACM SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize, and the Edsger Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing.
"Changes of Phase" Combining Physics, Architecture and Dance
“Changes of Phase” by Spirit of Space shows how architect Jeanne Gang with Thodos Dance Studio uses University of Chicago Physicist Sid Nagel’s “jamming” concept to conceptualize and create an experimental work that combines physics, architecture and dance.
Congratulations! Risi Kondor won the DARPA Young Faculty Award
Risi Kondor has received the 2016 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his proposal, Multiresolution Machine Learning for Molecular Modeling.
Susan Kidwell Wins Raymond C. Moore Medal!
William Rainey Harper Professor Susan Kidwell has won the Raymond C. Moore Medal for Paleontology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The award is given for outstanding contributions in paleontology, especially those that "promote the science of stratigraphy through research in paleontology and evolution, and the use of fossils for interpretations of paleoecology."
New $10.6 Million Research Center Will Empower Study of Novel Genetic Control Panel
A new research center led by University of Chicago scientists will develop unprecedented technologies to decode the next layer of gene expression control, RNA modifications. The $10.6 million, 5 year award from the National Human Genome Research Institute will establish Chicago’s first Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), one of only seven such centers in the United States.
Congratulations! Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for his groundbreaking work in materials chemistry. The award is meant to stimulate highly innovative research by early-stage investigators who are working on problems that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical and behavioral research.
Congratulations Robert Wald for winning the 2017 Einstein Prize
Congratulations to Robert M. Wald (U. Chicago), the recipient of the 2017 Einstein Prize. The Einstein prize is awarded by the APS to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics. Prof. Wald is highly deserving of this award, as his contributions to the field are well-known and far-reaching. The Citation reads:
Professor Wiegmann to Receive Onsager Prize
Congratulations to Professor Paul Wiegmann, a theoretical physicist in the James Franck Institute, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kadanoff Center will receive the 2017 Lars Onsager Prize awarded by the American Physical Society