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Warren Washington wins National Medal of Science

On October 15, President Obama named senior scientist Warren Washington (NESL/CGD) as one of 10 eminent researchers to be awarded the National Medal of Science for 2010.

The award, which was created in 1959 and is administered for the White House by NSF, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. Nominees are selected by a committee of presidential appointees based on their extraordinary knowledge of, and contributions to, the biological, behavioral/social, and physical sciences, including chemistry, engineering, computing, and mathematics.

"I am very pleased to receive this honor, which recognizes not only my work but that of my many colleagues whom I've had the pleasure of working with for more than 45 years," said Warren, who is an internationally recognized expert on atmospheric science and climate research. He’ll travel to Washington, D.C., later this year to receive the medal at a White House ceremony.

Read more about the award and Warren’s career.