Obama Honors 10 Sloan Research Fellows for Exceptional Achievement
On Friday, November 5th, President Obama named 85 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Among the scientists honored were ten Sloan Research Fellows.
The awards, established by President Clinton in 1996, are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Awardees are selected 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, or community outreach. Winning scientists and engineers have received research grants for up to five years to further their studies in support of critical government missions.
A list of Sloan Research Fellows included among this year's winners appears below.
|Scott J. Aaronson||Computer Science||2009|
|Amy N. Finkelstein||Economics||2007|
|Andrew A. Houck||Physics||2009|
|Manolis Kellis||Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology||2008|
|Joshua W. Shaevitz||Physics||2008|
|Doris Y. Tsao||Neuroscience||2009|
|Jacob G. Wacker||Physics||2010|
|Martin T. Zanni||Chemistry||2006|
|Martin W. Zwierlein||Physics||2008|
The Foundation congratulates all 85 of this year's winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.