b'2017-2018 YEAR BOOKHonors & TransitionsHonorsTrustees and AdministrationFormer Carnegie fellow and current trustee Sandra Faber was selected to receive the 201859American Philosophical Societys Magellanic Premium Medal. The medal is the nations oldest for scientific achievement. It was established in 1786. It is awarded from time to time to the author of the best discovery or most useful invention related to navigation, astronomy, or naturalSandra Faber philosophyCarnegie Trustee Mary-Claire King was awarded a 2018 Dan David Prize of the Dan David Foundation in Tel Aviv. It recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.Carnegie Academy for Science EducationThe DC STEM Network is one of eight groups to win the US2020s 2018 STEM Coalition Challenge.Mary-Claire King The Challenge was a nationwide competition for communities to increase hands-on STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning to underrepresented students. The $1 million award will be shared by the groups to support further innovative, STEM-based learning for Washington, D.C., students. The Network is a collaboration between Carnegie Sciences education arm, the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE), and the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Marlena Jones of CASE is its director.EmbryologyDC STEM Network Allan C. Spradling, director emeritus of Carnegies Department of Embryology, was awarded the 23rd March of Dimes and Richard B. Johnson, Jr., MD Prize in Developmental Biology as an outstanding scientist who has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of prenatal development and pregnancy. Spradling and colleagues developed the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster into a model for linking classical genetics with specific physiological processes for understanding human biology.Global EcologyCarnegie ecologist Greg Asner was awarded the 22nd Heinz Award in the Environment categoryAllan C. Spradling in September 2017 by the Heinz Family Foundation. He was recognized for developing and using airborne and space-borne ultra-high-resolution imaging technology to reveal in unprecedented detail the health and biodiversity of the worlds forests and coral reefs. His work has detailed the extent of deforestation, land degradation, and climate change throughout many regions of the world and is helping to empower government agencies and nongovernment organizations, and to drive land use and environmental policy decisions in the United States and globally. Greg Asner'