2002 ARCS Foundation Honolulu Scholar Kelly Benoit-Bird continues to receive recognition for her work to develop and apply acoustic equipment to study marine mammals and the open ocean ecosystem since graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
The associate professor in the College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State university received a Presidential Early Career Award among other honors—most notably, a 2010 MacArthur Foundation grant, popularly known as a "Genius Award." In 2012 she was named a PopTech! fellow for her innovative research. Read more or view the video. And in April 2013, she was featured on Public Radio's Academic Minute.