James Riley, a University of Washington professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.
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Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.
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Three students have been named UW academic medalists, the most outstanding students in their respective classes, for 2012-13.
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Clark was recognized for his work in the neurobiology of motivated behavior. His award will support investigations of how alcohol exposure during the teen years might lead to chronic alcoholism in adults.
The University of Washington has been ranked 13th best value among public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.
The UW, along with the University of California, Berkeley, and New York University, are partners in a new five-year, $37.8 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that aims to accelerate the growth of data-intensive discovery across many fields.