National Medals of Science and Technology Announced
November 16, 2005 -- President Bush announced the recipients of the 2004 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honors for science and technology research.
The National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering scientific research that has led to a better understanding of the world around us, as well as to innovations and technologies that give the United States its global economic edge. The National Medal of Technology recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation.
Many recipients of the 2004 awards are members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, or Institute of Medicine.
The 2004 National Medal of Science laureates are:
Behavioral or Social Sciences
- Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. (NAS, IOM)
- Norman Borlaug, Texas A&M University, College Station (NAS)
- Phillip A. Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (NAS, IOM)
- Thomas E. Starzl, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (IOM)
- Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (NAS, IOM)
- Edwin N. Lightfoot, University of Wisconsin, Madison (NAS, NAE)
Mathematics or Computer Science
- Dennis P. Sullivan, City University of New York (NAS)
The 2004 National Medal of Technology laureates are:
- Robert N. Clayton, University of Chicago (NAS)
- Ralph Henry Baer, Engineering Consultant, Manchester, N.H.
- Roger Lee Easton, RoBarCo, Canaan, N.H.
- Gen-Probe Inc., San Diego
- IBM Microelectronics Division, Somers, N.Y.
- Industrial Light & Magic, San Rafael, Calif.
- Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
- PACCAR Inc., Bellevue, Wash.