Mines professor receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 7, 2014 – Dr. Moises Carreon, an associate professor who holds the Coors Developmental Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was among 102 researchers to receive the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers: The Presidential Early Career Award.

The winners will receive their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony in the coming year.

“The impressive achievements of these early-stage scientists and engineers are promising indicators of even greater successes ahead,” President Obama said. “We are grateful for their commitment to generating the scientific and technical advancements that will ensure America’s global leadership for many years to come.”

The awards, established by President Clinton in 1996, are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

To see the full list, visit the White House website.

 

Contact:

Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu