Winners of National Medals of Science and Technology Announced
August 26, 2008 -- President George W. Bush announced the recipients of the 2007 National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honors for science and technology research. Many are members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, or Institute of Medicine.
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. NAS President Ralph Cicerone served as an ex officio member of the committee that chose this group. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation.
The 2007 National Medal of Science Laureates:
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates:
Paul Baran, Novo Ventures Inc., Atheron, Calif. (NAE)