The White House has announced 12 new recipients of the National Medal of Science and 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the awardees are the Institute for Systems Biology's Leroy Hood, Sallie Chisholm at MIT, Stanford University's Lucy Shapiro, Caltech's Frances Arnold, and Robert Langer at MIT.
“I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” US President Barack Obama says in a statement. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this Nation great—and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.”
The medals will be awarded in early 2013.