2/29/16: President Obama honors two scholars as extraordinary early-career scientists:
Asst. Prof's. Bozhi Tian and Jonathan Simon have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
"Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology." This award is “the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.”
They "are among 105 researchers that President Obama has named recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
“These early-career scientists are leading the way in our efforts to confront and understand challenges from climate change to our health and wellness,” Obama said.
For more details please see UChicago News: Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers