Subhash Khot, who earned a Ph.D. from Princeton’s Department of Computer Science in 2003, has won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded every four years for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences.
Gustavus Adolphus College announced that Rebecca Weiss Bergman will become its 17th president. She will have the distinction of being the first women to lead the college since its founding in 1862.
Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, was honored with a 2014 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award for advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce preparation.
Liquidity Services, Inc., a provider in the reverse supply chain with an online marketplace for business surplus, has appointed Beatriz Infante to its board of directors.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) presented Ben Zinn, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair and Regents Professor at the School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with its 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award.
Frances Arnold, professor at Caltech, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her bioengineering and directed evolution research, which offers a wide range of solutions in fields including chemical engineering, bioengineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and energy.
Movement Mortgage has named Laura Bowles its new CFO.
Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), a consulting structural engineering firm, announced that Wing-Pin (Winnie) Kwan has been promoted to partner and named the new director of LERA Shanghai.
David L. Smith, director of science and strategic initiatives at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, received the 2014 National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Informal Science Educator Award.
Mark Jung is the new executive chair of OnLive, a company offering cloud gaming services and graphics-rich applications.
Merck, a worldwide research-driven healthcare company, announced that Udit Batra was named CEO and president of Merck Millipore, its life science division.
The 2014 Art of Science exhibit opens Thursday, May 8, at 4:30 pm with a wine-and-cheese reception in the Friend Center Atrium. All are invited.
David Waterman was appointed secretary of the board of directors of Block Communications Inc. This is in addition to his role as the general counsel for the company.
As part of the company’s strategy to bolster its marketing technology services, Bulldog Solutions, Inc. has appointed Ben Gawiser the new vice president of engineering. He will play a leading role in product development and oversee engineering functions including software development, user interface design and product management.
Mark Psiaki, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, was presented with the Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) 2013 Tycho Brahe Award. He was recognized for his contributions to the theory and practice of spacecraft attitude and orbit determination and to the advancement of GNSS algorithms for satellite navigation.