Rice DSP alum Justin Romberg has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers. He was among the 100 recipients of this award, who were named by President Barack Obama on July 9. The honorees will receive their awards this fall at a White House ceremony.
"These extraordinarily gifted young scientists and engineers represent the best in our country," President Obama said. "With their talent, creativity and dedication, I am confident that they will lead their fields in new breakthroughs and discoveries and help us use science and technology to lift up our nation and our world."