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President Obama Honors Federally-Funded Early-Career Scientists

Three NIST Researchers Among the Honorees

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) NIST Winners
From left to right: Nicholas Butch, NIST Center for Neutron Research; John Teufel, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory; and Justin Zook, NIST Material Measurement Laboratory
Credit: left to right: F. Webber/NIST; J. Burrus/NIST; and F. Webber/NIST

On Jan. 9, 2017, President Obama named 102 scientists and researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

“I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work,” President Obama said. “These innovators are working to help keep the United States on the cutting edge, showing that Federal investments in science lead to advancements that expand our knowledge of the world around us and contribute to our economy.”

The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow our economy and tackle our greatest challenges.

Read the full White House statement

Released January 10, 2017, Updated January 8, 2018