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President Obama Honors Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators

Published by The White House; 15 October 2010

President Obama today named ten eminent researchers as recipients of theNational Medal of Science, and three individuals and one team as recipientsof 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 at a White House ceremony later this year.

“The extraordinary accomplishments of these scientists, engineers, and inventors are a testament to American industry and ingenuity,” President Obama said. “Their achievements have redrawn the frontiers of human knowledge while enhancing American prosperity, and it is my tremendous pleasure to honor them for their important contributions.”

The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science... Read more ...

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