Six Indian-Americans researchers are among a group of 106 scientists and engineers who will be honoured by the US President Barack Obama with an award - The Presidential Early Career Awards. It is the highest US government prize for young researchers.
The NRI researchers selected for the award include Milind Kulkarni an associate professor at Purdue University; Kiran Musunuru an Assistant Professor at Harvard University; Sachin Patel, assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre; Vikram Shyam,a technical innovator in fundamental aeronautics at NASA’s Glenn Research Centre in Cleveland; Rahul Mangharam from the University of Pennsylvania and Shwetak Patel Professor in Computer Science and Engineering .
Congratulating the young researchers the President Obama said he encourages them to continue to serve as an example of the incredible promise and ingenuity of the American people.
Established in 1996, The Presidential Early Career Awards underline the key role the US administration plays to hasten the US innovations in growing the national economy and tackling some of the greatest challenges.