National Medal of Science
The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences.” In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences. Since its establishment, the National Medal of Science has been awarded to 506 distinguished scientists and engineers whose careers spanned decades of research and development.
- Allen J. Bard (Chemistry) – 2011
- John B. Goodenough (Mechanical Engineering) – 2011
- Karen K. Uhlenbeck (Mathematics) – 2000
- Norman Hackerman* (Chemistry, Biochemistry) – 1993
- Steven Weinberg (Physics) – 1991
- Karl Folkers* (Chemistry) – 1990
- John A. Wheeler* (Physics) – 1970
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