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President Honors Four ACS Members
Four ACS members are among 10 people honored by President Barack Obama as winners of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology & Innovation for 2010. The medals are the highest honor given to scientists and engineers by the US government. Stephen J. Benkovic, Pennsylvania State University (Central Pennsylvania local section); Esther M. Conwell, University of Rochester (Rochester local section); and Marye Anne Fox, University of California San Diego (San Diego local section) were awarded the National Medal of Science. Helen M. Free, Miles Laboratories (St. Joseph Valley local section) was awarded a National Medal of Technology & Innovation. Free was president of ACS in 1993. Her work on dip-and-read diagnostic strips was named a National Historic Chemical Landmark this year. They will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later this year. See a C&EN story about the awards at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/88/i43/8843news1.html.