07/09/2009 - President Obama today named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the Fall at a White House ceremony.
The Presidential Early Career Awards embody the high priority the Administration places on producing outstanding scientists and engineers to advance the nation’s goals and contribute to all sectors of the economy. Nine Federal departments and agencies join together annually to nominate the most meritorious young scientists and engineers—researchers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for strengthening America’s leadership in science and technology and contributing to the awarding agencies' missions.
Two of the recipients are 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences: Benjamin R. tenOever, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Felicia D. Goodrum, Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Read the full release President Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists on the White House's Web site.