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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.
Carmen Boening
For identifying the shift in precipitation from oceans to land as the cause of the 5mm drop in global mean sea level in 2010-11Read More about Carmen Boening

Ioannis Mikellides
For deriving the theoretical understanding of magnetic shielding in Hall ThrustersRead More about Ioannis Mikellides

Jorge Pineda
For use of Herschel Space Observatory HIFI observations of ionized Carbon to advance our understanding of the interstellar mediumRead More about Jorge Pineda

Xiaoqing Wu
For developing and demonstrating a novel technique to measure ice-sheet bed topography on a wide scaleRead More about Xiaoqing Wu

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.
Abigail Allwood
For geobiology research and scientific leadership in Mars Sample Return impacting direction of the Mars 2020 mission.Read More about Abigail Allwood

Carmen Boening
For performing fundamental interdisciplinary research in climate science and coordinating research on sea level rise prediction at JPL.Read More about Carmen Boening

Michael Mischna
For leadership in Mars atmospheric science research that enables improved EDL precision and advances in knowledge of Mars’ climate history.Read More about Michael Mischna

David Thompson
For leadership of machine learning by autonomous robots and intelligent onboard analysis of large datasets.Read More about David Thompson


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.
John Brophy
Ernst Stuhlinger MedalRead More about John Brophy

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

Yuan Wang
Early Career Scientist MedalRead More about Yuan Wang

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

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