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ATLANTA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today congratulated the Georgia recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. 

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

“These Georgia-based scientists and engineers are developing our future, and I’m proud to congratulate them on their efforts,” said Isakson. “I hope the awards not only give these recipients a boost as they launch their careers, but also reinforce the importance of science and engineering for other young people and students.”

“Congratulations to the Georgia recipients of the of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers,” said Perdue. “This award honors our state’s top scientists and engineers for the hard work, dedication, and leadership they have displayed throughout their careers. Their research is what allows the United States to be a world leader in a variety of fields and continues our advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Georgia is incredibly proud of these individuals for being recognized for their invaluable contributions to our country.”

Established in 1996, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education, and community outreach. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers with participating federal departments and agencies. The recipients were announced by the White House on July 2.

Georgia recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers:
(Listed by name, research institution, and nominating federal agency)

Dhruv Batra, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Defense

Mark Davenport, Georgia Institute of Technology, National Science Foundation

Anne Marie France, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Emily Haas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Christopher Jett, University of West Georgia, National Science Foundation

Paula Lemons, University of Georgia, National Science Foundation

Matthew Maenner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

Matthew McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Defense

Lucy McNamara, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Department of Health and Human Services

Subbian Panayampalli, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Department of Health and Human Services

Oduyebo Titilope, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services

Binnian Wei, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

 

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