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Release No: 1029-08
December 19, 2008

15 DoD Early Career Scientists and Engineers Win Presidential Award

The White House today recognized 15 scholars nominated by the Department of Defense (DoD) as winners of the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The awards are the nation’s highest honor for faculty members that are beginning their independent research careers.
DoD’s selections for this prestigious award included submissions from the three services that were based on the individual’s innovative research at the frontiers of science, engineering and education.
“The PECASE recognizes promising young faculty at universities involved in basic research of importance to DoD,” said William Rees Jr., deputy under secretary of defense for laboratories and basic sciences. “It, together with the DoD National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships (NSSEFF) program and Young Investigation Programs (YIP), build the core science and engineering competencies which underpin current and future national security systems.”
To support their basic research, DoD 2007 PECASE recipients will receive $200,000 a year for five years. A list of the DoD awardees and their home institutions is attached.

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