Four young Indian-American scientists receive US presidential award
US President Barack Obama has named four Indian-American researchers among 96 researchers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers which is the highest US honour for young professionals. Obama said “Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people.”
The awards will be given to Sridevi Vedula Sarma of Johns Hopkins University, Pawan Sinha, Parag A. Pathak of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Biju Parekkadan of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This honour is given by the US Government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The award was established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton for the scientists who are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology.