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Alumni Honors

Science Talent Search alumni hold over 100 of the world's most coveted scientific awards.
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The Nobel Prize

8 Finalists have won the Nobel Prize.

Fields Medal

2 have earned the Fields Medal.

National Medal of Science

5 have been awarded National Medals of Science.

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

2 have been awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Enrico Fermi Award

2 have been awarded the Enrico Fermi Award

MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

11 have won MacArthur Foundation Fellowships.

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award      

3 have been awarded the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.

National Academy of Engineering

5 have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

National Academy of Sciences

30 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Sloan Research Fellow

56 have been named Sloan Research Fellows.

Nobel Prize:

Program Year

Name

Honor, Year

1944

Mottelson, Ben R.

Physics, 1975

1947

Cooper, Leon N.

Physics, 1972

1947

Karplus, Martin

Chemistry, 2013

1949

Gilbert, Walter

Chemistry, 1980

1950

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Physics, 1979

1955

Hoffman, Roald

Chemistry, 1981

1967

Wilczek, Frank

Physics, 2004

1968

Tsien, Roger

Chemistry, 2008

Fields Medal:

Program Year

Name

Honor, Year

1950

Cohen, Paul J.

Mathematics, 1966

1953

Mumford, David B.

Mathematics, 1974

National Medal of Science:

Program Year

Name

Year

1948

Breslow, Ronald

1991

1950

Cohen, Paul J.

1967

1953

Mumford, David

2010

1955

Hoffmann, Roald

1983

1956

Hood, Leroy

2012

National Medal of Technology and Innovation:

Program Year

Name

Year

1965

Kurzweil, Raymond C.

1999

1954

Hoff, Marcian E. "Ted"

2010

 

Enrico Fermi Award

Program Year

Name

Year

1946

Seymour Sack

2003

1945

Andrew Sessler

2014

 

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship:

Program Year

Name

Year

1948

Berry, Richard S.

1983

1958

Richardson, Jane S.

1985

1960

Winfree, Arthur T.

1984

1961

Axelrod, Robert

1987

1964

Lovins, Amory B.

1993

1967

Wilczek, Frank

1982

1972

Coleman, Robert

1987

1974

Lander, Eric

1987

1953

Mumford, David B.

1987

1984

Schrag, Daniel P.

2000

1990   

Agrawala, Maneesh

2009

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award:

Program Year

Name

Year

1949

Gilbert, Walter

1979

1956

Hood, Leroy E.

1987

1976

Vale, Ronald

2012

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering:

Program Year

Name

Affiliation

1943

Rechtin, Eberhardt

Aerospace Corporation

1949

Goldman, Alan J.

Johns Hopkins University

1952 

Armstrong, John A.

IBM Corporation

1956

Hood, Leroy E.

Institute for Systems Biology

1961

Lesk, Michael E.

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

1964 

Sproull, Robert F.

Sun Microsystems

1965

Kurzweil, Raymond

Kurzweil Technologies

1974

Kroo, Ilan

Stanford University

1974 

Leighton, F. Thomson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1978

Drela, Mark

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1989

Jackson, Andrew

University of Pennsylvania

Elected to the National Academy of Sciences:

Program Year

Name

Institution

1943

Rosenblatt, Murray

University of California

1944

Kraichnan, Robert Harry

- none listed-

1945

Clark, George W.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1945

Sessler, Andrew M.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

1945

Streitwieser, Andrew

Harvard University

1945

Tinkham, Michael

Harvard University

1947

Cooper, Leon N.

Brown University

1947

Felsenfeld, Gary

National Institutes of Health

1947

Karplus, Martin

Harvard University

1948

Berry, R. Stephen

University of Chicago

1948

Breslow, Ronald

Columbia University

1948

Martin, Paul C.

Harvard University

1949

Gilbert, Walter

Harvard University

1950

Cohen, Paul J.

Stanford University

1950

Glashow, Sheldon Lee

Harvard University

1950

Sternberg, Saul

University of Pennsylvania

1952

Richards, Paul L.

University of California

1953

Mumford, David B.

Harvard University

1954

Crothers, Donald M.

Yale University

1954

Davidson, Eric H.

California Institute of Technology

1955

Hoffmann, Roald

Cornell University

1956

Chilton, Mary Dell

CIBA-GEIGY

1956

Hood, Leroy

California Institute of Technology

1956

Solovay, Robert M.

University of California

1957

Adler, Stephen L.

Institute for Advanced Study

1958

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Harvard University

1958

Richardson, Jane S.

Duke University

1960

Hochster, Melvin

University of Michigan

1960

Mather, John N.

Princeton University

1961

Axelrod, Robert

University of Michigan

1961

Hubbell, Wayne

University of California, Los Angeles

1963

Vaupel, James W.

Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research

1964

Solomon, Edward I.

Stanford University

1967

Lagarias, J. Clark

University of California, Davis

1967

Wilczek, Frank A.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1969

Cava, Robert J.

Princeton University

1970

Rees, Douglas C.

California Institute of Technology

1974

Lander, Eric

The Broad Institute

1974

Leighton, F. Thomson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1976

Vale, Ronald

University of California, San Francisco

1976

Yancopoulos, George

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

1980

Randall, Lisa J.

Harvard University

Sloan Research Fellows:

Fifty-six program alumni have been named Sloan Research Fellows.

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