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:[9]

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:[10]

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[edit]

Honorees for 2009:[11]

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[edit]

Honorees for 2008:[12]

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[edit]

Honorees for 2007:[13]

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]

2006[edit]

Honorees for 2006:[15][16]

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]

2005 honorees:[17][18]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Education[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

2004[edit]

On June 13, 2005, President George W. Bush announced the awardees for 2004:[22]

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]

2003[edit]

On September 9, 2004, President George W. Bush announced the honorees for 2003:[27]

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[edit]

2002 honorees:[29]

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[edit]

On June 26, 2002, President George W. Bush announced the PECASE recipients for 2001:[31]

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]

2000[edit]

On October 24, 2000, President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the PECASE for 2000:[34][35][36][37]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

1999[edit]

On April 11, 2000, President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the PECASE for 1999:[38][39]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

  • Mary C. Nakamura, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Peter A. Ubel, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

1998[edit]

On February 10, 1999, President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the PECASE for 1998:[40]

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]

1997[edit]

On October 23, 1997, President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the PECASE for that year:[41][42]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans' Affairs[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health[edit]

National Science Foundation[edit]

1996[edit]

Following the creation of PECASE in February 1996, President Bill Clinton announced the first recipients on December 16 of that year:[43][44]

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Department of Commerce[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Energy[edit]

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

  • Melissa Clark, VA Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee and Vanderbilt University
  • Joseph Cubells, VA Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut and Yale University

Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration[edit]

National Institutes of Health[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

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