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Rices Richard Tapia to receive National Medal of Science from President Obama

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareDavid [email protected]’s Richard Tapia to receive National Medal of Science from President Obama FridayRice University mathematician Richard Tapia will receive the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 21. The medal is the highest honor bestowed upon a scientist by the U.S government.Tapia is being honored by Obama “for his pioneering and fundamental contributions in optimization theory and numerical analysis and for his dedication and sustained efforts in fostering diversity and excellence in mathematics and science education.”Who: Rice University mathematician Richard Tapia.What: Tapia will receive the National Medal of Science from President Obama.When: 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 21.Where: East Room, White House, Washington, D.C.The ceremony will be carried live by satellite feed and webcast on the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/live.Satellite Coordinates: Test:  1:45-2 p.m. EDTTime:  2-2:30 p.m. EDTC-Band digital 9 mhz:Galaxy 19/C7 Slot BUplink Frequency:  6060.5 HDownlink Frequency:  3835.5 VSymbol Rate:  6.1113FEC:  ¾Ku-Band digital 9 mhz:Galaxy 3C/K6 Slot BUplink Frequency:  14110 VDownlink Frequency:  11810 H-30-Additional materials:Rice University news release with more information on Tapia’s award announcement: www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=16219&SnID=1527270205A Rice-produced video for this announcement is available at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-cLh0ImkoUHigh-resolution images of Tapia (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University):www.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia1.jpg www.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia2.jpgwww.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia3.jpgwww.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia4.jpgwww.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia5.jpgwww.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/tapia6.jpgMedia note: Tapia is currently in Washington, D.C. To schedule an interview, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 612-702-9473.last_img read more