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May 232016

NMTI screen grab 1 zoomOn Thursday, May 19th, Prof. DeSimone was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The Medal recognizes DeSimone’s “pioneering innovations in material science that led to the development of technologies in diverse fields from manufacturing to medicine; and for innovative and inclusive leadership in higher education and entrepreneurship”. Created by statute in 1980, The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce. Congratulations, Prof. DeSimone!

Read UNC’s article by Brandon Bieltz

Watch UNC’s video on the White House event

Read NC State’s article

Read the White House press release

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 May 23, 2016