The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Distinguished University Professor
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts USA
"For her outstanding contributions to understanding of the development, structure, and evolution of living things, for inspiring new research in the biological, climatological, geological and planetary sciences, and for her extraordinary abilities as a teacher and communicator of science to the public."
Presented by President William Clinton in a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, March 14, 2000.