Dec 09 2011

Awards and Recognition

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Dr. Mimi Koehl has many achievements, including many awards from prestigious organizations in the scientific community.

Koehl was given a MacArthur Foundation Award  – commonly called the “genius award” in 1990 for her work in biomechanics. The MacArthur Foundation recognizes about 20 people every year for outstanding work in a variety of fields, including art, science, and entertainment. Here are this year’s winners.

In 2002, Koehl’s work with the Rasta Lobsta earned the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, given for “outstanding career achievement”.

She has also been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a government board of scholars dedicated to furthering an understanding of science and its application to the general welfare of humanity. The NAS has also chosen her to be part of a series of books for children, entitled “Women’s Adventures in Science”. You can read the first chapter of her book, Nature’s Machines: The Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl, for free here.

Additional awards that Dr. Koehl has won include: the Rachael Carson Award from the American Geophysical Union, the John Martin Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the Muybridge Award from the International Society of Biomechanics, and recognition from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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