SAN DIEGO (CNS) - President Barrack Obama Tuesday named a San Diego biomedical engineering professor as a recipient of the National Medal of Science.
Shu Chien of UC San Diego is one of seven eminent researchers chosen for the annual honor, The White House announced in a statement. The Chinese-born Chien and the other medal recipients are expected to receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.
Chien was chosen for pioneering work in cardiovascular physiology and bioengineering, according to a White House statement released Tuesday morning.
The National Medal of Science is one of the highest honor that the government of the United States bestows on scientists, engineers and inventors.
Other medal recipients are: Jacqueline K. Barton of the California Institute of Technology, Ralph L. Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania, Rudolf Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Peter J. Stang of the University of Utah, Richard A. Tapia of Rice University, and Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan of New York University.
"Each of these extraordinary scientists, engineers and inventors is guided by a passion for innovation, a fearlessness even as they explore the very frontiers of human knowledge, and a desire to make the world a better place," Obama said. "Their ingenuity inspires us all to reach higher and try harder, no matter how difficult the challenges we face."
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.