UC Santa Cruz junior and Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is currently an undergraduate researcher, working with Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.
Rochester Institute of Technology graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research. She is one of eight fellowship recipients selected from 141 applicants to the Astrophysics Science Research Program, a division of the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program.
From close-ups that capture the animated life of insects, to aerial views of vast landscapes, the 2017 BMC Ecology Image Competition has produced a terrific array of images that reflect the variety of research in progress in the field. All images are open access and available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
John DeLuca, PhD, senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Fred Foley Award, established in 2016 by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers(CMSC), recognizes Dr. DeLuca's outstanding contributions to advancing research in the understanding and clinical treatment of cognitive impairments in MS.
Rochester Institute of Technology has been nationally recognized for its significant contributions in defending America's cyberspace through computing security research. RIT has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) through the year 2022.
The Hasbro Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nursing staff has attained a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The distinction recognizes the hospital's PICU, a 2013 silver-level Beacon designee, for delivering exceptional patient care and achieving healthy work environments.
MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 'Innovators Under 35' for 2017.
Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named University of Delaware professor Christopher Meehan to its 2017 class of Fellows. This honor is given to ASCE members who have made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering and enhanced lives in the process.
The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2018 Society Fellows. This award honors the Society's distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society's 62nd Annual Meeting on Monday Feb. 19, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.