President Barack Obama has named Ana Maria Rey as one of 102 recipients of the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Rey will receive her award at a Washington, DC ceremony in 2014.
"The impressive achievements of these early-stage scientists and engineers are promising indicators of even greater successes ahead," said President Obama. "We are grateful for their commitment to generating the scientific and technical advancements that will ensure America's global leadership for many years to come."
The awards reflect the Obama administration's priority of producing outstanding scientists and engineers to advance our nation's goals, tackle grand challenges, and contribute to the American economy. They were established by President Clinton in 1996 and are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President.