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President Obama Awards Highest Honors To Nation's Top Scientists And Innovators
2013-02-04 13:52:47

National Science Foundation Almost all awardees have received NSF support at some point in their research careers President Obama today awarded 12 eminent researchers the National Medal of Science and 11 extraordinary inventors the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients received their awards at a White House ceremony. This marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of...

2011-10-16 21:56:23

Federally-funded researchers across many disciplines figure prominently among medal laureates and mark several "firsts" Last month, President Obama designated seven eminent researchers for the National Medal of Science (NMS) and five inventors for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI), the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony next week. "Each of...

2011-09-08 04:56:53

Deadline for honorary award nominations is Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Vannevar Bush Award and its 2012 Public Service Award. Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Details about each award and the nomination process are below. 2012 Vannevar Bush Award Honoring Lifelong Leadership in Science and Technology and Contributions to the Nation through Public Service The Vannevar Bush Award...

2011-02-23 13:33:30

Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Tom Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the 2011 recipient of the Ernst Schering Prize, which recognized his pioneering work on the actions of steroid hormones and nuclear receptors. The prize is awarded annually by the Ernst Schering Foundation, a German organization, to internationally renowned scientists for their outstanding work in biology, medicine...

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2010-11-25 08:26:37

Obama calls celebrating their contributions "one of the most important ways to restore science to its rightful place" On November 17th, President Obama presented 10 researchers with the highest technical and scientific award given by the United States, the the National Medal of Science. "The achievements of these men and women stand as testament to their ingenuity, to their zeal for discovery and for their willingness to give of themselves and to sacrifice in order to expand the reach of...

2010-01-25 10:59:00

Whitesides will be honored at Heritage Day 2010, a two-day celebration beginning with the 13th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named George M. Whitesides, winner of the Kyoto Prize and the National Medal of Science, recipient of the 2010 Othmer Gold Medal. The Othmer Gold Medal ceremony and dinner will open the eighth annual Heritage Day on Wednesday, 7 April 2010. "George...

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2009-09-19 08:16:05

President Obama named nine researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science, and four inventors and one company as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients will receive their awards on October 7, at a White House ceremony. "These scientists, engineers and inventors are national icons, embodying the very best of American ingenuity and inspiring a...


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