The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
George F. Bass
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nautical Archaeology and Founder, The Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Texas A&M University
"For pioneering ocean technology and creating a new branch of scholarship, nautical archaeology, thereby providing new knowledge of the histories of economics, technology, and literacy."
Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on June 12, 2002.