Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.[1] The White House, following recommendations from participating agencies, confers the awards annually. To be eligible for a Presidential Award, an individual must be a US citizen, national or permanent resident. Some of the winning scientists and engineers receive up to a five-year research grant.

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History[edit]

In February 1996, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), was commissioned by President Bill Clinton to create an award program that would honor and support the achievements of young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers in the fields of science and technology. The stated aim of the award is to help maintain the leadership position of the United States in science.[2][3] Originally, 60 recipients received the PECASE award per year. Due to increased participation by the Department of Defense, this has increased to 100 per year.[1] The 2002 PECASE awards were not announced until May 2004 due to bureaucratic delays within the Bush administration.[4] The 2013 PECASE awards were announced in February 2016 after a 2-year delay.

Agencies[edit]

The agencies participating in the PECASE Awards program are:

Recipients[edit]

2014[edit]

On January 9, 2017, President Obama presented the following scientists with the award for 2014:[5]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Interior[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

Smithsonian Institution[edit]

2013[edit]

On February 18, 2016, President Obama presented the following scientists with the award for 2013:[6]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

  • Nathan Bacheler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Adam Creuziger, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Gijs de Boer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Tara Lovestead, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Andrew Ludlow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • James Thorson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Interior[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2012[edit]

On December 23, 2013, President Obama presented the following scientists with the award for 2012:[7]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Interior[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

Intelligence Community[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

Smithsonian Institution[edit]

2011[edit]

On July 23, 2012, President Obama presented the following scientists with the award for 2011:[8]

Department of Education[edit]

  • Li Cai, University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of the Interior[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2010[edit]

On September 26, 2011, President Obama honored the following scientists:[9]

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Interior[edit]

Department of Transportation[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

Smithsonian Institution[edit]

2009 [10][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Interior[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2008 [11][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans’ Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2007 [12][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services:National Institutes of Health[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

  • Mary Bethe Humphrey, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
  • [[National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Charles Kankelborg]], Montana State University
  • Anna M. Michalak, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Merav Opher, George Mason University

National Science Foundation[edit]

2006 [13][14][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2005[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

2003[edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2002 [18][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

2001 [19][edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

  • Steven S. Brown, NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, Colorado
  • John M. Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Thomas M. Hamill, NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, Colorado
  • Eric K. Lin, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

  • Jeffrey R. Smith, VA Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • James A. Tulsky, VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence in Durham, North Carolina

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

1998 [20][edit]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

  • Michael H. Bergin, University of Colorado Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, NOAA (now Georgia Tech)
  • Sharon C. Glotzer, Material Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, NIST
  • Anthony J. Kearsley, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Joseph A. Shaw, Environmental Technology Laboratory, NOAA (now Montana State University)

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans’ Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffrey Karpicke was nominated by both the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DOD Dominates Presidential Early-Career Awards - ScienceInsider
  2. ^ NIH/PECASE
  3. ^ NSF/PECASE
  4. ^ ScienceNOW - Mervis 2004 (506): 4
  5. ^ "President Obama Honors Federally-Funded Early-Career Scientists". The White House. January 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "President Obama Honors Extraordinary Early-Career Scientists". The White House. February 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". The White House. December 23, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  8. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". The White House. July 23, 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. 
  9. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". The White House. September 26, 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. 
  10. ^ "President Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-16.  Text " The White House " ignored (help)
  11. ^ President Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists | The White House
  12. ^ White House Announces 2007 Awards for Early Career Scientists and Engineers
  13. ^ http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/nov2007/Press%20Release-PECASE-11-01-07.pdf
  14. ^ President George W. Bush stands amidst recipients of the 2006 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers during a photo opportunity Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, ...
  15. ^ NCLT News, Wednesday, 02 August 2006
  16. ^ http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2ALsugfbUYUJ:ies.ed.gov/ncer/whatsnew/index.asp%3FDate%3Dall+%22Presidential+Early+Career+Award+for+Scientists+and+Engineers%22+%222005%22+%22Laura+Justice%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  17. ^ NASA Scientist Recognized As Innovator
  18. ^ White House Announces Awards for Early Career Scientists and Engineers
  19. ^ "2001 Presidential Early Career Awards Announced". The White House, President George W. Bush. The White House, President George W. Bush. 26 June 2002. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  20. ^ President Names Outstanding Young U.S. Scientists

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