- Warren Washington
What does it mean to be a scientist?
Today President Obama announced 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science. Think of the Kennedy Center Honors for a scientist. This is a wonderful recognition of the contributions each has made in science, and as scientists, to advance our understanding of ourselves, our world and everything around us. Part of the President’s announcement
"The extraordinary accomplishments of these scientists, engineers, and inventors are a testament to American industry and ingenuity," Obama said. "Their achievements have redrawn the frontiers of human knowledge while enhancing American prosperity, and it is my tremendous pleasure to honor them for their important contributions."
I am very excited to know one of this year’s Medal of Science recipients Dr. Warren Washington. Warren has been and continues as one of the world’s leading climate researchers of the 20th and now 21st centuries. His contributions to meteorology, science, public understanding, education and opportunity and service to his science are immense. Warren is one of those people whom we cross paths with personally, professionally or both, whom we know have enriched our lives. Someone you look forward to seeing again . . . and again. That's a Warren Washington
Roger Wakimoto the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado I think said it best. “His scientific leadership, innate diplomacy, as well as the mentorship to future generations of scientists have deeply and profoundly impacted our field.”
Congratulations Warren. Read more here about a remarkable man and life.