President George W. Bush announced the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology, naming the recipients of the 2006 National Medals of Science and Technology.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the prestigious award program, which was established by Congress in 1959. It 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.
President Bush will present 2006 and 2005 Laureates with National Medals of Science and Technology during a White House awards ceremony on Friday, July 27, 2007.
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 2005 National Medal of Science Laureates: (first announced on May 29, 2007)
Jan D. Achenbach - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Ralph A. Alpher - The Dudley Observatory, Schenectady, New York
Gordon H. Bower - Stanford, CA
Bradley Efron - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Anthony S. Fauci - National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
Tobin J. Marks - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL