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.