A Week in Review: 4/13/14 – 4/19/14

April 18, 2014

President Honors Defense Department Scientists
Twenty scientists and engineers funded by the Defense Department were part of a group honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on April 14.
A total of 102 scientists and engineers received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers, according to a White House news release.

April 15, 2014

711 HPW Engineer Wins IEEE Award for Achievement in Bio-Engineering
Lt. Col. David Sonntag of the 711th Human Performance Wing, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine has been awarded the 2014 Fritz J. Russ Award for Achievement in Bioengineering by the Dayton chapter of the Institute of Electronic and Electronics Engineers.

April 14, 2014

DOD to Award $167 Million in Research Funding
The Department of Defense (DOD) today announced plans to issue 24 awards totaling $167 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program supports research conducted by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress.