President Obama presented the 2012 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureates with their medals at a White House ceremony on Nov. 20, 2014. The medals are the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The audience included NSF Director France Córdova, a number of members of Congress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, White House science advisor John Holdren, Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee, and National Science and Technology Medals Foundation Chair James L. Rathmann. Find out more about the recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation in this NSF press release.
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