The Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication recognizes and encourages the publication of significant research results in science and in technology/engineering by JPL employees throughout their professional careers. This distinguished award consists of a certificate of recognition and an Explorer Bonus Award of $10,000. Generally, four (4) awards are presented each year, nominally two in science and two in technology/engineering.
For improving knowledge of the physical and orbital properties of Apophis enabling strategic preparations for its 2029 approach.
For elucidating the role of the Maritime Continent’s water cycle on the global ocean circulation.
For detecting and characterizing Jovian lightning sferics from observations of the MWR instrument.
For demonstrating extremely low dark current infrared detectors suitable for spectral imaging applications.
The Lew Allen Award for Excellence is designed to recognize and encourage 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 $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. In addition to R&TD funds, the awardees will receive a monetary award of $10,000 and a memento. Annually, up to four (4) individuals may receive awards.
For exceptional contributions to digital microwave radiometry.
For exceptional contributions to understanding sea level change.
For exceptional contributions to our understanding of chemistry on Titan’s surface.
For exceptional contributions to machine-learning for remote sensing systems.
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.
AAS Carl Sagan Memorial Award
International Cooperation Award
AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
SPIE Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award