Washington DC: Four Indian American scientists have been chosen among 102 researchers who will receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineer (PECASE), the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals.
These are: Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University ( Department of Agriculture ); Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University ( Department of Defence), Manish Arora, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ( Department of Health and Human Services) and Aradhna Tripati, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
“I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work. These innovators are working to help keep the United States on the cutting edge, showing that Federal investments in science lead to advancements that expand our knowledge of the world around us and contribute to our economy,” Obama said in a statement on Tuesday.
Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.