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Two researchers receive presidential awards for scientists and engineers

Two researchers at UCLA are among this year’s 58 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The awards, announced Nov. 1, are the highest honor given by the White House to researchers at the outset of their professional scientific careers.
Edward Kohler is an assistant professor of computer science. Yi Tang is an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Read more about the winners.
Four other University of California researchers also received this year's award. "We take great pride in the University of California scholars who have been recognized by these awards," said UC President Robert C. Dynes. "They are making valuable contributions to scientific discovery in an exciting range of fields, and we look forward with great anticipation to their continued accomplishments."

Established in 1996, the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers honors the most promising researchers in the nation within their fields. Nine federal departments and agencies annually nominate scientists and engineers who are at the start of their independent careers and whose work shows exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Participating agencies award these talented scientists and engineers with up to five years of funding to further their research in support of critical government missions.

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