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|AIAA Congratulates Christopher A. Mattson on Receiving Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Award is U.S. Government's Highest Honor for Young Science and Engineering Professionals
July 27, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Christopher A. Mattson, AIAA Senior Member, and associate professor, mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, on receiving a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor that the U.S. government bestows on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Mattson was nominated for the award by the National Science Foundation in recognition of his “innovative research to enable product design for sustainable poverty alleviation, and for dedication towards establishing third-world outreach and learning experiences for engineering students.” His research work is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
Mattson, the co-director of BYU’s Mechanical Engineering Capstone program, is a member of AIAA’s Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee, and is the technical program chair of the 2012 AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference.
Mattson is a past recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers were established by President Bill Clinton in 1996, and are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Honorees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and for their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.
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