Barack Obama chose four Indian Americans for Highest Honour

January 10, 2017 19:35
Barack Obama chose four Indian Americans for Highest Honour

American President Barack Obama on Tuesday, has chosen four Indian-American scientists for the highest honour, which given by the American government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

The honour is recognition for keeping the Country on the cutting edge with their innovations.

The four scientists who are selected, are part of the list, which consist of total 102 scientists and researchers recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University, Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University, Manish Arora from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Aradhna Tripati from University of California, Los Angeles.

President Barack Obama congratulated the outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work. "These innovators are working hard to help and keep the United States of America on the cutting edge, showing us that Federal investments in science lead to advancements that expand our knowledge of the world around us and contribute to our economy."

The White House stated that "The honour was first established by President Bill Clinton in the year 1996, the Presidential Early Career Awards highlights the key role that, the US Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow countries economy and also tackle the countries greatest challenges"

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