A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren:
Hultgren Receives George E. Brown Jr. Science-Engineering-Technology Leadership Award
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement after receiving the George E. Brown Jr. Science-Engineering-Technology Leadership Award in recognition of his commitment to and support for science, engineering, technology and basic research.
“As a member of the Science Committee, and as Fermilab’s representative in Congress, I have been proud to be an outspoken advocate for basic scientific research and STEM education,” said Hultgren, a member of the Science, Space & Technology Committee.
“I firmly believe that the story of American exceptionalism is directly tied to our successes and achievements in science and research, and I will continue to be an advocate for these critical national priorities. I’m honored to receive this award, and I’m thankful for all that The Working Group does on behalf of science and research in the United States and around the world.”
Hultgren is the first member of Congress to ever win the award during their first year in office.
Hultgren received the award from Dr. Petr Vanysek, President of the Federation of Materials Societies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University.
The Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group is a network comprising professional scientific and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, trade associations and individual companies. Member organizations include (but are not limited to): the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the Federation of Materials Societies, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Materials Research Society, The Science Coalition, and the Task Force on American Innovation.