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Three faculty members win presidential award

Three faculty members have each won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, considered to be “the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.”

Sigrid Close, Jennifer Dionne and Sean Hartnoll were among 102 winners who will be recognized in Washington, D.C., later this year.

Stanford scientists awarded over $17 million in NIH grants for innovative research

The National Institutes of Health awarded over $17 million to eight Stanford scientists on Sunday. The grant will enable the recipients to pursue major, groundbreaking projects in the field of biomedicine that might otherwise be too unconventional for mainstream funding, which generally requires more certainty. The awards are divided into categories: the Pioneer Award, of…