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National Medals Of Science And Technology To Be Aw

The National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering scientific research in a range of fields, including physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral, and engineering sciences, that enhances our understanding of the world and leads to innovations and technologies that give the United States its global economic edge. The National Science Foundation administers the award, which was established by Congress in 1959. For more information about the National Medal of Science visit www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/nms/medal.htm.

The 2006 National Medal of Science Laureates:
Hyman Bass - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Marvin H. Caruthers - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Rita R. Colwell - University of Maryland, Bethesda, MD
Peter B. Dervan - California Institute of Technology, San Marino, CA
Nina V. Fedoroff - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Daniel Kleppner - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) of Belmont, MA
Robert S. Langer - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) of Newton, MA
Lubert Stryer - Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The National Medal of Technology honors America's leading innovators. The award is given to individuals, teams, and/or companies/divisions for their outstanding contributions to the nation's economic, environmental and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technology products, processes and concepts; technological innovation; and development of the Nation's technological manpower. The Department of Commerce administers the award, which was established by an act of Congress in 1980. For more information about the National Medal of Technology visit: www.technology.gov/medal/

The 2006 National Medal of Technology Laureates:
Leslie A. Geddes - Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Paul G. Kaminski - Technovation, Inc., Fairfax Station, VA
Herwig W. Kogelnik - Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ) of Fair Haven, NJ
Charles M. Vest - formerly of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) of Arlington, VA
James E. West - The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), of Plainfield, NJ

The recipients of the 2005 National Medals of Science and Technology were announced on May 29 and June 12, 2007, respectively.
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