Sallie (Penny) Chisholm awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for scientists

February 19, 2013

By Kathryn O’Neill
Civil & Environmental Engineering Correspondent

CEE Professor Sallie (Penny) Chisholm has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor in science and engineering. President Obama presented her with the award in a White House ceremony on February 1, 2013. 

“Winning this award is without a doubt the high point of my career,” said Chisholm, who is the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Biology. “