Tracey Yap, associate professor, was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers!
The award is the United States government’s highest honor recognizing their early career research accomplishments and their promise for leadership in science and technology.
The White House announced the winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, presented to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers. The award is overseen by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in coordination with participating federal departments and agencies.
Yap joins three other Duke faculty as recipients of this award:
Michael Boyce, School of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services
Nicolas Cassar, Nicholas School of the Environment, National Science Foundation
Lillian Pierce, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, National Science Foundation
As part of the five-year award, the researchers will visit Washington, D.C., and meet with administration and agency leaders to discuss their work.