Day: August 2, 2012

Alum Amy J. Clarke Receives Presidential Honor

Amy J Clarke
Alum Amy J. Clarke

Alumna Amy J. Clarke, a Houghton native who graduated in 2000 with a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama.

Read more at Tech Today.

Los Alamos researcher honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers. Clarke is among 13 U.S. Department of Energy affiliated awardees being recognized for their efforts in a variety of fields.

Clarke was nominated by the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy for her research on uranium niobium alloy deformation mechanisms using micro-pillar compression testing to determine the influence of orientation on stress-strain response, for using in-situ solidification and proton radiography with potential to finally resolve liquid-solid processing questions relevant to nuclear weapons, and for mentoring future ferrous metallurgists.

Read more at Los Alamos National Lab News Center.

President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

“Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people.” President Obama said.  “The impressive accomplishments of today’s awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead.”

Read more at the White House Office of the Press Secretary.