The American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists congratulate physicist Thomas A. Searles as the winner of the inaugural Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence. Named to honor the legacy of the renowned experimental physicist and founder of NSBP, the Joseph A. Johnson III Award will be given annually to recognize an early career NSBP physicist who exemplifies Johnson's ingenuity as a scientist and passion for mentorship and service.
Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Civic Engagement Microgrant Initiative. Now in its third year, the microgrant program provides funding to graduate student and postdoc-led science policy groups from across the US to develop and lead outreach activities in their local communities.
SEATTLE (January 15, 2021) - A University of Washington physician and professor, whose team of researchers identified the first case of the coronavirus in the United States, has been named "Washingtonian of the Year."
Virginia Tech, Children's National Hospital award $100,000 to fund collaborative cancer research pilot projects.
The UK's leading scientific academy - the Royal Society - has awarded one of its most prestigious research professorships to an academic at the University of Leeds, to develop new ways of 'seeing the unseen' - the way that proteins interact to shape or to destroy memories.
The paper "Deep Convolutional Neural Networks and Data Augmentation for Environmental Sound Classification," has won the 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society (SPS) Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award. The article is by Justin Salamon, formerly a research scientist at NYU Tandon's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and Juan Pablo Bello, the director of CUSP.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change has gone in this thirteenth edition to Neil Adger, Ian Burton and Karen O'Brien for changing the paradigm of climate change action, previously confined to mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, by incorporating the concept of adaptation to unavoidable impacts.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 95 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality, among other areas.
HOUSTON - Shell Scientist Christian A. Davies, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). He was chosen for his development of a broad suite of alternative carbon management technologies to reduce emissions for a lower carbon future.
HOUSTON - Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscientist and Geneticist Benjamin Arenkiel, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Medicine from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). He was chosen for his breakthrough identification of the brain's neural pathways that are connected to eating disorders, addiction and other neuropsychiatric disorders.