Levine Award: This departmental award honors the
David S. Levine, a
brilliant 19 year old physics major who was brutally murdered in September,
1973. Awarded to an outstanding junior in the
Stanford Physics Department on the basis of academic breadth and
demonstrated abilities in experimental physics. Number of
recipients and cash award varies from year to year.
Jeff Willick Memorial Award: Jeffrey Alan
Willick, Assistant Professor of Physics,
was killed in tragic accident
on June 18th, 2000, at the age of
40. He had been a faculty member at Stanford since 1995, and was
a renowned observational cosmologist who was carrying out
groundbreaking work in measuring the large-scale structure of the
universe. He was a conscientious classroom teacher, and the
leader of a vibrant group of students and postdoctoral fellows.
This award is given to an outstanding senior physics major.
Preference is given to undergraduates studying astrophysics.
Dean's Awards: A university award for undergraduates
honor of extraordinary
academic endeavors and noteworthy accomplishments which might not
otherwise be celebrated. Exceptional, tangible achievements in
classes or independent research, national academic competitions,
a presentation or publication for a regional or national
audience, or superior performance in the creative arts. Five to
ten awards are given annually.
Firestone Medals and Kennedy Prize: These medals are
honors. Firestone Medals are
presented to the finest undergraduate theses in social sciences
and natural sciences. The medals are awarded on a ratio of one
medal for every ten completed honors theses. The medal recipients
receive a cash award and an engraved bronze medal.
The Kennedy Prize honors Professor David M. Kennedy's longstanding
mentoring of undergraduate writers. The prize is awarded to graduating
students who have written outstanding honors theses in the humanities,
social sciences, natural sciences or engineering. The recipients have
accomplished significantly advanced research in their fields and have
shown strong potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Graduation with Distinction: A university honor for
candidates with a GPA in the top 15 percent of their graduating
J. E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement:
An award established in 2006, named for the long-time President (1949
to 1968) of Stanford University, presented to the top 25 graduating
seniors in the School of Humanities and Sciences. See details
on the H&S page.
Phi Beta Kappa: A national honor society.
Students must demonstrate distinction in fields outside the major. For
details, see Phi
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