President Obama awards Dr. Jan Vilcek a National Medal

Congratulations to SVU member Dr. Jan Vilcek who was named a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama.

“I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” President Obama said in a statement released by the White House.  “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this Nation great—and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.”