Monday, September 29, 2008
Texas Technology Innovators Recognized
A number of Texas technology innovators were recognized today at a ceremony at the White House. Bert W. O'Malley, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, Adam Heller, of UT Austin's Department of Chemical Engineering; and Carlton Grant Willson, of the UT Austin's Willson Research Group, have all been awarded medals as part of the 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation awards. In a ceremony at the White House Monday morning, George W. Bush awarded all three with medals, which recognized technology pioneers and innovators. O'Malley's work was awarded the 2007 National Medal of Science for his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms of steroid hormone action and hormone receptors and coactivators; Heller received the 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation for his contributions to electrochemistry and bioelectric chemistry; and Willson was awarded the 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation for his creation of novel lithographic imaging materials and techniques, used for microelectronic manufacturing.