- Hyman Bass - University of Michigan. A mathematician.
- Marvin H. Caruthers - University of Colorado, Boulder. A biochemist.
- Rita R. Colwell - University of Maryland (College Park, MD). A microbiologist. One of my favorites.
- Peter B. Dervan - California Institute of Technology. They list him as a chemist but he is really a biochemist with a biology focus, in my opinion.
- Nina V. Fedoroff - Pennsylvania State University. A plant geneticist.
- Daniel Kleppner - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A physicist.
- Robert S. Langer - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also listed as a chemist but does mostly biochemistry.
- Lubert Stryer - Stanford University. A hard core biochemist.
President Bush will present 2006 and 2005 Laureates with National Medals of Science and Technology during a White House awards ceremony on Friday, July 27, 2007. The ceremony will be broadcast via satellite feed for journalists.It will also be available as a live webcast at www.whitehouse.gov.
And then, even better, Condoleezza Rice announced her new science advisor is Nina Federoff, one of the National Medal Recipients and a plant geneticist (see above). So - the Bush administration has been justifiably criticized for much of the way it treats science, especially biology (can we say evolution anyone). But there are nevertheless pockets of good news. And hey - its better than nothing.