On February 18, 2016 President Obama named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
CEC member, Dr. Christopher Lemons, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Chris Lemons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and a Member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Dr. Lemons teaches courses in research methods, assessment, and reading instruction. His research interest is in improving academic outcomes for children and adolescents with learning and intellectual disabilities.
The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow our economy and tackle our greatest challenges.
The awards, established by President Clinton in 1996, are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.
Read more about the recipients here.