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President Bestows Highest Honor on University of Oklahoma Scientist
January 14, 2010
A University of Oklahoma researcher, Amy Cerato, was among the 100 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recipients honored today by the president at the White House. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers.
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