Yuri Shprits receives government’s highest honor for young scientists, engineers

Posted on July 23, 2012

Yuri Shprits, a research geophysicist with UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, was honored today by President Obama with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) — the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.