Obama Awards National Medals Of Science And Technology And Innovation

Recipient Yakir Aharonov (L) of Chapman University in California looks at his National Medal of Science as recipient Stephen J. Benkovic of Pennsylvania State University looks on during an East Room presentation ceremony November 17, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. A total of ten eminent researchers were presented with the National Medal of Science during the ceremony.
(Nov. 16, 2010 - Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)