“Science and culture bring us closer together. They will indeed save the modern world,” said First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, who addressed a conference on U.S. and Ukraine partnerships in science education. The event was co-hosted by the Ukrainian Embassy and the NAS in Washington, D.C.

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Awards

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Featured Awards
James Craig Watson Medal
James Craig Watson Medal

Astronomy

James Craig Watson Medal
NAS Award in Chemistry for Service to Society
NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society
NAS Award in Chemistry for Service to Society
NAS Award in Scientific Discovery 1
NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

Astronomy, Materials Science, or Physics

NAS Award in Scientific Discovery 1
Richard Lounsbery Award
Richard Lounsbery Award

Biology and Medicine

Richard Lounsbery Award
Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology
Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology

 

Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology

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PNAS NEXUS

PNAS Nexus

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