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Presidential Early Career Award

Our highly accomplished faculty members are awarded a number of grants and individual honors on a regular basis, which of course keeps the Chronicles blog humming right along. This acknowledge of chemistry professor Gary Douberly by President Obama is yet again a very significant distinction we are quite pleased to share:

[Douberly] was among a group of over 100 leading researchers nationwide who were honored recently at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.

Gary E. Douberly, an associate professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of chemistry, was honored alongside other scientists and engineers April 14 in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the agency's officials. The group was then greeted at the White House by President Obama, who thanked them for their contributions and outstanding achievements.

PECASE awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.

Fantastic early career acknowledge of service and research, the award also contributes great institutional prestige by being included in the group of 100 outstanding Americans. Congratulations and thanks for your terrific work, Dr. Douberly.

Image: President Barack Obama talks with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recipients in the East Room of the White House, April 14, 2014. 

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