Congratulations to a community member many of you know: Dr. David Noone, a CIRES Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. David has just been awarded the The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or "PECASE". It is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early career scientists.
He was cited for "“innovative use of stable isotope tracers and modeling efforts directed towards an integrated understanding of the cycling of water and carbon dioxide through the atmosphere, and for actively engaging students in cutting-edge research at middle schools.”. As part of the award David had a chance to meet President Obama at the White House (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2012/07/31/president-obama-honors-early-career-scientists-and-engineers).
It's great to see this union of climate modelling, new experimental observations, and middle school student involvement be recognized at the highest levels. Measure and model on!