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Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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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HistoryEdit

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.

AgenciesEdit

RecipientsEdit

2014Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Department of InteriorEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

Intelligence CommunityEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

Smithsonian InstitutionEdit

2013Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

  • 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 DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Department of InteriorEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

Intelligence CommunityEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2012Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Department of InteriorEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

Intelligence CommunityEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

Smithsonian InstitutionEdit

2011Edit

On July 23, 2012, President Obama presented the following scientists with the award for 2011:[9]

Department of EducationEdit

  • Li Cai, University of California, Los Angeles

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Department of the InteriorEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2010Edit

On September 26, 2011, President Obama honored the following scientists:[10]

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of InteriorEdit

Department of TransportationEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

Smithsonian InstitutionEdit

2009Edit

Honorees for 2009:[11]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of InteriorEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2008Edit

Honorees for 2008:[12]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans’ AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2007Edit

Honorees for 2007:[13]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human Services:National Institutes of HealthEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2006Edit

Honorees for 2006:[15][16]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of HealthEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2005Edit

2005 honorees:[17][18]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of EducationEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of HealthEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

2004Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of HealthEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2003Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of HealthEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2002Edit

2002 honorees:[29]

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of HealthEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2001Edit

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

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

  • 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 HealthEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

  • 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 AdministrationEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

2000Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of HealthEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

1999Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

  • 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 AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of HealthEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

1998Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

  • 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 DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans’ AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

1997Edit

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

Department of AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans' AffairsEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of HealthEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

1996Edit

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 AgricultureEdit

Department of CommerceEdit

Department of DefenseEdit

Department of EnergyEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

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

Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

National Institutes of HealthEdit

National Science FoundationEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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