News: News Archives
AAAS Members Among Those Named
To Receive National Medals of Science
President Bush has named eight of the nation's leading scientists and engineers to receive the 2002 National Medal of Science for work that advances scientific theory and developments leading to new technologies. Five AAAS members are among those honored: James E. Darnell of Rockefeller University in New York City, Evelyn M. Witkin of Rutgers University, John I. Brauman of Stanford University, Richard L. Garwin at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, and Edward Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.
The presidential medal is the nation's highest honor for researchers. It is bestowed on scientists whose careers and ground-breaking achievements have had great impact on the fields of science and engineering.
The National Medal of Science is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency that funds and supports fundamental scientific research at the nation's universities. For more information on the 2002 medal recipients, see the NSF web site or press release.
27 October 2003