Saturday, September 28, 2013

The 2014 MacArthur Grant genius class

In case you missed it, the MacArthur Foundation announced their 2014 recipients.  The Washington Post has a visual introduction to each of them here:

MacArthur Foundation awards 24 'genius' grants

A few I like:
  • C. Kevin Boyce, a paleobotanist and associate professor in Stanford University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, looks at links between ancient plants and today's ecosystems.
  • David Lobell is an agricultural ecologist and associate professor at Stanford who has investigated the impact of climate change on crop production and food security around the world.
  • Angela Duckworth is a research psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania who is credited with helping to transform our understanding of what roles self-control and grit play in educational achievement.

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