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07/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2019 14:47

White House honors 80 NSF-supported early-career researchers

News Release 19-009

NSF-nominated recipients among 314 receiving top federal award

PECASE is the highest U.S. government honor for scientists and engineers beginning research careers.

July 8, 2019

President Donald J. Trump has announced the 314 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE, 80 of whom the National Science Foundation nominated.

PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

'NSF is pleased to recognize these recipients who, while still early in their research careers, have phenomenal track records in science and engineering and who continue to excel as talented researchers, dedicated mentors, and inspiring role models and teachers,' said Fleming Crim, NSF's chief operating officer. 'The number of awards granted to NSF nominees is confirmation of NSF's high standards as we pursue our role in U.S. global leadership in science and engineering innovation.'

Established in 1996, the award acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics research as well as to community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education and community outreach.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating departments and agencies.

For a list of the awardees, see the White House press release.

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