From left to right, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Assistant Professor Krishna Garikipati; and Everett Beckner, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs.
The White House has announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. ME Assistant Professor Krishna Garikipati is among the 57 researchers who were honored in a ceremony presided over by John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, established in 1996, honors the most promising beginning researchers in the nation within their fields. Eight federal departments and agencies annually nominate scientists and engineers at the start of their careers whose work shows the greatest promise to benefit the nominating agency’s mission. Participating agencies award these beginning scientists and engineers up to five years of funding to further their research in support of critical government missions.
This great honor speaks highly of Professor Garikipati’s outstanding accomplishments in his early career as a faculty member and the great promise he holds for the future.