UCSC's Sandra Faber to receive the National Medal of Science

To: UCSC Community

From: Chancellor Blumenthal

In a White House announcement this afternoon, President Obama named UC Santa Cruz faculty member Sandra Faber as one of a dozen eminent researchers who have been selected to receive the National Medal of Science.

The president also named 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The two awards are considered the highest honors bestowed by the United States government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors.

In her years on our campus, Sandy has amassed an amazing record of scientific achievement, innovation, and excellence in teaching. I am absolutely delighted that she has been selected to receive the National Medal of Science, an honor that Sandy richly deserves.

Please join me in congratulating Sandy on this tremendous honor.

For more information, please see the press release the campus just issued: