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THE SCIENCE COALITION TO HOST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FOR JOURNALISTS WITH EMERGING LEADERS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Participants are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recognized for their groundbreaking work in areas including antibiotic resistance, astronomy, cell function, cybersecurity, drug development, global climate, marine biology, materials development and PTSD

Washington, DC – On May 5th at 2:30 p.m., the Science Coalition will host a roundtable discussion for journalists with early-career scientists and engineers who are conducting pioneering work with wide-ranging implications for health, energy, security and the environment.

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. PECASE recipients are in Washington, D.C., to be recognized for their achievements by President Obama and the heads of America’s science agencies.

WHO: Outstanding early-career scientists and engineers

WHAT: Roundtable discussion with journalists

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Press Club – Holeman Lounge, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

RSVP: Nick Rourke (nrourke@qga.com) / 202-429-6877

Roundtable participants include: Marcel Agüeros, Columbia University; Erin Carlson, University of Minnesota; Gijs de Boer, University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA; Jordan Green, Johns Hopkins University; Tessa Hill, University of California Davis; Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Pennsylvania State University; Dave Pagliarini, University of Wisconsin-Madison; James Rondinelli, Northwestern University; Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania; Erika Wolf, Boston University and VA Boston Healthcare System. (View Bios Here)

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The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining strong federal funding of basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive America’s global competitiveness. www.sciencecoalition.org

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