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The Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication

The Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication recognizes and encourages publication of significant research results in science and in technology by JPL employees throughout their professional careers. This distinguished award consists of a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $5000. Generally, two (2) awards are presented each year.
Son Nghiem
For the detection and confirmation of the unique melt event over Greenland in July 2012 using combined satellite and in situ measurements.Read More about Son Nghiem

Daniel Stern
For identifying active galactic nuclei in the universe using WISE data, and improving understanding of how black holes and galaxies form and evolve together.Read More about Daniel Stern

The Lew Allen Award for Excellence

The Lew Allen Award for Excellence recognizes and encourages significant individual accomplishments or leadership in scientific research or technological innovation by JPL employees during the early years of their professional careers. The award consists of a wall plaque and a monetary award of $25,000 from the JPL Research and Technology Development Fund (R&TD) to be used at JPL to enhance the professional efforts of the awardee.
Marina Brozović
For her exceptional leadership and research roles in both satellite ephemeris development and near-Earth object radar research.Read More about Marina Brozović

Ian Clark
For exceptional leadership and achievement in the development of advanced Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) technologies.Read More about Ian Clark

Baris Erkmen
For outstanding leadership and technical accomplishments in optical communications and imaging research, especially the establishment of computational ghost imaging as a significant new area of research at JPL.Read More about Baris Erkmen

Christian Frankenberg
For quantifying global plant photosynthesis from satellite chlorophyll fluorescence observations, enabling uniquely valuable unprecedented insights into the terrestrial carbon cycle.Read More about Christian Frankenberg


The work and accomplishments of many JPL researchers has been recognized by many institutions. Awards, fellowships, and other recognitions have been bestowed on researchers across multiple fields of research.
James J. Bock
George W. Goddard AwardRead More about James J. Bock

The Dawn Team
National Air and Space Museum 2014 Trophy for Current AchievementRead More about The Dawn Team

Max Coleman
Prestwich MedalRead More about Max Coleman

Shouleh Nikzad
Pioneer in Medicine AwardRead More about Shouleh Nikzad

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