SWU alumna receives presidential award

White House honors Lemons for STEM leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House recently presented Dr. Paula Preusz Lemons with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Lemons was nominated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive the award, which acknowledges contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education and community outreach.

This award, first established in 1996, is presented by The

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