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."
University of San Diego has the best university in the state for business, management and marketing degrees according to rankings released today by college decision-making website College Factual.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.
Santa Ana winds will make a return to San Diego County Friday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
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A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend, cooling early next week. Weak offshore flow will give way to slowly increasing humidity.
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