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Congrats to Jenna Tan for Being Awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 1, 2019|National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program|

Jenna Tan received an NDSEG Fellowship to increase the number of U.S. citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance and the Department of Defense.

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Congrats to Hannah Weaver for Being Awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 1, 2019|National Science Foundation|

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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Congrats to Jeremy Thurston for Being Awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 1, 2019|National Science Foundation|

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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Congrats to Kasra Nowrouzi for Receiving the Spot Award from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

December 7, 2018|Lawrence Berkeley National Lab|

Spot Award Purpose: The purpose of the Spot Recognition Award program is to acknowledge and reward outstanding individual and/or team workplace contributions that occur on a day-to-day basis. (For safety-related recognition, please see the Safety Spot Award Program Guidelines). Contributions should impact the quality, cost, service, safety, or resource utilization of an organizational unit, team, or department.

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Margaret Murnane Presented Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

December 4, 2018|

JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was one of 10 recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced the names of the award winners on the 28th of November 2018. These awards, established in 2012, are meant to recognize the contributions of members of the Irish diaspora.

Each of the awards is for contributions to a specific category. Murnane received the science, technology and innovation award for her work as “one of the leading optical physicists of her generation”, according The Irish Times.

The awards were presented on Thursday, November 29th, 2018, by Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgens.

Other recipients of the award include Novelist Edna O’Brien and Irish-American Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy.

Congrats to Margaret Murnane for Receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

November 28, 2018|Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade|

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced the names of the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2018.

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established by the Government following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum as a means to recognise the contribution of members of the Irish diaspora, and the first awards were made in 2012.

Announcing the recipients of the award, the Tánaiste said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity once again this year to formally recognise the achievements of some of the finest members of our global family, our diaspora.”

“The diverse contributions of these individuals extends across six different categories. Through their work, they contribute to building an invaluably positive image of Ireland and Irish people around the world.”

“This is the seventh year in which recipients have received this Award, and the ceremony remains a very important opportunity to acknowledge those who have contributed to realising Ireland’s place as an island at the centre of the world.”

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Congrats to Stan Osher for Being Named One of the World’s Most Highly Cited and Influential Researchers of 2018

November 28, 2018|UCLA Newsroom|

The world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2018 include 41 UCLA scholars. In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers—those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for the preceding decade in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences.

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Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg for Being Selected to Participate in the UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development

November 15, 2018|UC Newsroom|

Naomi Ginbserg was selected to participate in the UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development in 2018 because she demonstrates potential to advance women in their careers.

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Congrats to the COSMIC team for receiving the 2018 Kalus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation

October 30, 2018|Advanced Light Source Berkeley Lab News|

The 2018 Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS was given to the COSMIC ptychography team “for the development of the microscopy endstation at the COSMIC beamline, featuring an ultra-stable x-ray microscope, computational methods for data reconstruction, and a high-speed data acquisition system.” The award, which was sponsored by Aerotech, Inc., was presented at the ALS User Meeting to team members David Shapiro, Rich Celestre, Kasra Nowrouzi, Bjoern Enders, Young-Sang Yu, Lee Yang, Hari Krishnan, Stefano Marchesini, and the Science IT-HPCS group led by Susan James.

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Congrats to Laura Waller for being Elected as a 2019 Fellow of the Optical Society

October 22, 2018|The Optical Society|

The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors has elected 98 members to the Society’s 2019 Fellows Class. Principal factors for election to OSA Fellow include candidates’ achievements in business leadership, education, research, engineering and service. A majority of 2019 Fellows reside outside of the USA.

“Being named an OSA Fellow is an honor accorded to those of rare distinction in their field, and carries the responsibility of service to and leadership of the optics and photonics communities,” said OSA President Ian Walmsley. “I congratulate the 2019 class on their achievements.”

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