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What You Missed: Tuesday Talk on The National Medals Laureates of Science, Technology and Innovation

November 17, 2010 - 6:33pm


Ed. Note: This entry is cross-posted from the White House blog.

This evening, President Obama awarded recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.

Yesterday, three National Medal recipients joined us for Tuesday Talks – including Steven Sasson, the inventor of the digital camera; Marye Anne Fox, a pioneer in organic photochemistry and electrochemistry; and Warren Washington, a leader in climate change research. They answered your questions on a range of topics – from the evolution of digital photography to careers for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) -- in a live video chat on and Facebook.

You can check out the full video of the chat below:

Kori Schulman is the Deputy Director of Digital Content for the White House.