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.
For the detection and confirmation of the unique melt event over Greenland in July 2012 using combined satellite and in situ measurements.
For identifying active galactic nuclei in the universe using WISE data, and improving understanding of how black holes and galaxies form and evolve together.
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.
For her exceptional leadership and research roles in both satellite ephemeris development and near-Earth object radar research.
For exceptional leadership and achievement in the development of advanced Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) technologies.
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.
For quantifying global plant photosynthesis from satellite chlorophyll fluorescence observations, enabling uniquely valuable unprecedented insights into the terrestrial carbon cycle.
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.
IEEE Photonics Society Aron Kressel Award
2013 NASA Systems Engineering Excellence Award
National Geographic Emerging Explorer
2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)