Obama bestows National Medal of Science on Benkovic, Washington

President Obama awards Warren Washington with National Medal of ScienceWashington, D.C. -- Several hundred people gathered in the East Room of the White House today (Nov. 17) to witness the awarding of National Medals of Science to 10 individuals, and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to three individuals and one team. Among those honored with the National Medal of Science were Stephen J. Benkovic, Evan Pugh professor of chemistry and holder of the Eberly family chair in chemistry at Penn State, and Warren M. Washington, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., who earned his doctorate in meteorology from Penn State in 1964. For photos, visit http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/2364 online. To see a video, visit http://goo.gl/9H14E online.

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Photo Credit: Andy Colwell, 2010