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STSers win MacArthurs.

STSers win MacArthurs

Four of the 32 MacArthur Fellowsannounced this week are former winners of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search (STS), which is administered by Science Service. The prestigious MacArthur Fellowships, known as the "genius awards,' are presented each year to individuals in the arts and sciences. From 1981, when the awards were established, to 1986, the list had included four former winners of STS, in which the nation's top high school science students submit research projects for competition.

The four former STS winners whohave won 1987 MacArthurs (and the amounts of their awards) are:

Robert Axelrod, 44, professor ofpolitical and public policy at the University of Michigan--$275,000.

Robert Coleman, 32, mathematicsprofessor at the University of California at Berkeley--$215,000.

Eric Lander, 30, a mathematicianwith expertise in genetics, biology and business, at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration --$205,000.

David Mumford, 50, a mathematicianat Harvard University--$305,000.

Lander was the top STS scholarshipwinner in 1974; Mumford was among the top 10 in 1953; Axelrod (1961) and Coleman (1972) were among the top 40 winners.
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Title Annotation:former Westinghouse Science Talent Search winners
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Date:Jun 20, 1987
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