Nitya Kallivayalil, an associate professor in Astronomy, has been award a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Nitya was nominated by the National Science Foundation. The award was announced in a press release from the White House. The press release can be found here:
Photo: Nitya Kallivayalil and Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
(PHOTO CREDIT: DOE PHOTOGRAPHER, DONICA PAYNE)