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EECS alumni awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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IMAGE:  (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Note: Look for Prof. Grbic in the second row, fourth from the left

President Barack Obama talks with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) winners in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 13, 2010. January 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In addition to our own faculty member, Prof. Tony Grbic, we also congratulate EECS alumni Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts of Duke University, and Prof. Jack Ma of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award this year, and last year, respectively. Both Prof. Stiff-Roberts and Prof. Ma are former students of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.


The PECASE Awards are intended to recognize some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century. The Awards foster innovative and far-reaching developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the nation’s future.

President Obama and winners
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