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White House Honors Wendelin Wright

From left: Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman; PECASE winner Wendelin Wright; NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Thomas D’Agostino; and DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach.
From left: Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman; PECASE winner Wendelin Wright; NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Thomas D’Agostino; and DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach.

In a White House ceremony this summer, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Wendelin Wright was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Wright is one of 56 researchers to receive such an honor this year, and was recognized for her research of metals and polymers as well as “for guidance and leadership of fellow researchers, and for her exceptional ability to communicate difficult technical concepts to colleagues and students.”

In announcing the award, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman noted that the winners were “being recognized by the president for the intellectual rigor, relevance, and high technical standards of their work.”