The Science Coalition today presented Congressman John Culberson with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Texas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.

Kathy Banks, vice chancellor for engineering for the Texas A&M University System and dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Kate Miller, dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University, presented the award to Congressman Culberson at an event at Stress Engineering in Houston. Stress Engineering, founded by a Texas A&M graduate, provides engineering services for a broad range of industries. The company counts almost 70 A&M graduates among its employees. The Congressman toured the facilities with Stress Engineering founder and president, Joe Fowler, prior to the ceremony. The Science Coalition has two members in Texas, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin.

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