Eight Floridians Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Published Thursday, July 11, 2019

oday, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, and community outreach. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating departments and agencies.

Florida Recipients:

  • David Clark, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Patricia Dalyander, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Department of the Interior
  • Domenic Forte, University of Florida, Department of Defense
  • Aysegul Gunduz, University of Florida, National Science Foundation
  • Gioia Massa, Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Erinn Muller, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, National Science Foundation
  • Maitane Olabarrieta, University of Florida, National Science Foundation
  • Melissa Soldevilla, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Department of Commerce

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