President Obama Awards Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators Highest Honor
Published: Feb 07, 2013
President Obama today awarded 12 eminent researchers theNational Medal of Science and 11 extraordinary inventors the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients received their awards at a White House ceremony. This marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the first National Medals of Science in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.