April 29, 2013


NAS Honors Award Winners

During a ceremony at its 150th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 2013 Public Welfare Medal to Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, "for improving the lives of millions by applying science to some of the world's most difficult global health challenges." NAS honored 18 other individuals as well for their outstanding scientific achievements.