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Watch: University Profs Awarded National Medal of Science

An appeals court has again upheld The University of Texas' use of race in its admission policy.
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The National Medal of Science is the country's highest honor for American scientists

President Barack Obama honored two University of Texas professors with the National Medal of Science in Washington D.C. today.

Dr. John Goodenoughis a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He developed materials used worldwide in lithium-batteries.

Dr. Alan Bard is called the “father of modern electro-chemistry” by his colleagues. He helped develop a microscope used to closely examine biological cells and discover new materials for solar cells and batteries.

The National Medal of Science is the country’s highest honor for an American scientist. You can watch the ceremony on this player. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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