Three University of Minnesota Twin Cities faculty have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Established in 1996, the PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating government departments and agencies.
Melena Bellin, Pediatrics, Medical School: Department of Health and Human Services
Bharat Jalan, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, College of Science and Engineering: Department of Defense
Dominik Schillinger, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering: National Science Foundation