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Obama to Honor Leading US Scientists, Innovators

Each year, the president recognizes the achievements of the United States' leading scientists and innovators. At a Friday ceremony in the White House, President Barack Obama will present 17 U.S. scientists and engineers with National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation. Congress established the National Medal of Science as the highest award for scientific work in 1959, and the first medal was awarded in 1962. It took another 21 years for Congress to...

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