Two University of Michigan engineering professors traveled to Washington to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Anna Michalak and Max Shtein were among 67 researchers from across the nation to be honored at Friday's White House ceremony. The award from the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy is the federal government's highest honor to early-career scientists and engineers.
Michalak is an assistant professor in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences. She was honored for developing innovative geostatistical modeling tools to study carbon cycling and global distribution of carbon dioxide.
Shtein is an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering; Macromolecular Science and Engineering; and Chemical Engineering. He was being honored for developing novel ways to make the next generation of energy-efficient lighting devices, displays and solar cells.