National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The twelve member presidential Committee on the National Medal of Science is responsible for selecting award recipients and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

National Medal of Science
Obverse of the medal
Awarded forOutstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, or social and behavioral sciences.
LocationWashington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Presented byPresident of the United States
First awarded1963
Ribbon of the medal

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