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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.
Ala Khazendar
For the discovery of a new link between sea ice conditions and the melting rate of ice shelves that controls the discharge of Antarctic glaciers into the oceanRead More about Ala Khazendar

Eric Larour
For significant innovation in Ice Sheet modeling and estimation of improvements to model forcings consistent with altimetry and other dataRead More about Eric Larour

David Schimel
For establishing the relative importance of terrestrial CO2 uptake to increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 from human emissionsRead More about David Schimel

James Williams
For development of techniques to precisely probe planetary interiors and for significant advances to the state of knowledge of the Moon's interiorRead More about James Williams

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.
Rodney Anderson
For his exceptional discoveries and leadership in the development of new trajectory design techniques, particularly the lunar low-energy trajectory design.Read More about Rodney Anderson

Michelle Gierach
For expanding the scope of JPL oceanography research in marine biophysical interaction, ecosystem dynamics, and ocean salinity scienceRead More about Michelle Gierach

Robert Hodyss
For pioneering studies of the properties of cryogenic hydrocarbon liquids and critical contributions to the development of the PIXL instrumentRead More about Robert Hodyss

Aaron Parness
For development of new climbing robots and robotic grippers with widespread application to space and terrestrial explorationRead More about Aaron Parness


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.
Matt Golombek
Geological Society of America G.K. Gilbert AwardRead More about Matt Golombek

John Brophy
Ernst Stuhlinger MedalRead More about John Brophy

Kepler Mission Team
Trophy for Current AchievementRead More about Kepler Mission Team

Gerard Holzmann
IEEE Harlan D. Mills AwardRead More about Gerard Holzmann

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