Obama bestows science, technology medals

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    In a ceremony in the White House East Room, Obama bestowed the National Medal of Science on 10 researchers and awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to three individuals and a three-person team.

    The medals represent the government's highest honor for scientists, engineers and inventors.

    | R&D Mag

    Amazing.

    I can never understand those who think scientists are lazy or universities don't do anything.

    In the past, we have had scientists who quit because an administration may try to force them to change their data to match administration policy. What a scandal. What kind of a political party would do something so despicable?

    Chapman University, Calif

    Pennsylvania State University

    University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y

    University of California, San Diego

    Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md

    Brown University, Providence, R.I

    University of California, San Francisco

    National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo.

    California Institute of Technology

    Wow, and look at those states. They must be proud of their universities. Especially California.
     
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    Were they all Democrats?
     
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    [rdean]6% of the scientists are Republicans.[/rdean]


    Hence, 94% of them are Democrats.
     
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    There is a 6% chance they weren't.
     
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    President Bush Bestows National Medal of Technology on First Yale Professor to Receive the Honor

    Penn State Live - U.S. president bestows medal on Penn State plant geneticist





    Biological Sciences James E. Darnell, Jr., Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y. Evelyn M. Witkin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

    Chemistry John I. Brauman, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

    Engineering Leo L. Beranek, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.

    Mathematics James G. Glimm, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

    Physical Sciences Richard L. Garwin, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y. W. Jason Morgan, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

    The 2002 National Medal of Technology Laureates:

    Calvin H. Carter, Jr., Cree Inc., Durham, N.C. Haren S. Gandhi, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. Carver A. Mead, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Team of: John J. Mooney and Carl D. Keith, Engelhard Corporation, Iselin, N.J. Team of: Nicholas Holonyak, Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., M. George Craford, LumiLeds Lighting, San Jose, Calif., and Russell D. Dupuis, Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta, Ga. DuPont, Wilmington, Del. ###

    John Mooney receives the National Medal of Technology



    your move......:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Uh, actually, 32 are independent and 4% are "other", whatever that means.

    The rest are Democrats. I would have thought more were Democrats and less were Republican, but I guess not.
     
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    81% LEAN Democrat, if ya kno whad ahm sayin'.
     
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    OK, Thanks:

    All those Blue States. Bush must have hated giving medals to all those Democrats.

    The Bush administration has distorted scientific fact leading to policy decisions on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weaponry, a group of about 60 scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, said in a statement on Wednesday.

    Scientists: Bush Distorts Science
     
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    no, maybe hes just not a partisan hack like some and recognizes merit, period....eh? :lol:
     
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    Bush? Oh I get it. Yea, that was a pretty funny joke. Thanks.
     

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