(Jason Reed / Reuters ) U.S. President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Science award to Dr. Lucy Shapiro of the Stanford University School of Medicine, California.
Obama Awards Top Honors to Scientists
FEBRUARY 04, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed nearly two dozen researchers and innovators at the White House Friday to receive the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation.Before the citations for the awards were read, the president thanked the award recipients for contributions that have inspired Americans and changed many lives in practical ways."Thanks to the sacrifices they've made, the chances they've taken, the gallons of coffee they've consumed — we now have batteries that power everything from cellphones to electric cars. We have a map of the human genome and new ways to produce renewable energy," the president said.Read more: NBC News