The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences has awarded six 2020-21 graduate student fellowships. Disciplines range from literature to languages to anthropology.
The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Damena Agonafer is one of 85 early-career engineers selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 26th annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.
Thomas A. Ferguson, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award.
Ranen Miao, a rising sophomore studying political science and sociology in Arts & Sciences, has been named a Point Foundation national scholar. The honor supports outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer student leaders.
Kimberly Norwood, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law, is being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media for her work on diversity and inclusion.
The National Endowment for Financial Education honored Yingying Zeng, research associate at the Center for Social Development and the Social Policy Institute, with an award for her paper on Workplace financial counseling.
Jonathan Myers, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Solny Adalsteinsson, staff scientist at Tyson Research Center, participated in a Future of Fire Consortium that produced both a scholarly review and a blog item in the Journal of Ecology.
Three members of the Washington University in St. Louis community have been selected by Focus St. Louis for the 45th Leadership St. Louis class. They are Betsy Abente, Rebecca Brown and Marilyn Wilson.
The Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has received a $100,000 grant from Microsoft Corp. to hire a fellow to work on the institute’s Cloud Civil Liberties Project.
Gary Patti is among the 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, selected from 305 nominations across the United States, the organization announced June 17. He is the first honoree from Washington University in St. Louis in the award’s seven-year history.