Archive for September 27th, 2011


Computing Researchers Among Presidential Early Career Awardees; Richard Tapia Receives Medal of Science

September 27th, 2011

(This post has been updated; please scroll down for the latest.)

President Barack Obama joins prior-year recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for a group photo in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 13, 2010 (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson). [This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.Yesterday, the White House named 94 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), “the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.” Established in 1996 and coordinated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the awards honor individuals “for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, and community outreach.”

Among this year’s PECASE recipients, 18 are in computing and allied fields: