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2009 News in Brief



Buehler will receive U.S. Presidential Early Career Award

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Associate Professor Markus Buehler has been selected to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young researchers. Nine federal departments and agencies annually nominate the 100 young “scientists and engineers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for strengthening America’s leadership in science and technology and contributing to the awarding agencies’ missions,” according to a July 9 press release from the White House. The Department of Defense nominated Buehler. Awardees are selected on the basis of “pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and a commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.” The PECASE comes with a multi-year research grant. Winners are invited to the White House for a ceremony with the president. Read more.