Prof. Kwanghun Chung wins a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)!!

Huge congratulations to Prof. Kwanghun Chung for winning PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers), 2019!

A PECASE is the nation's highest honor for young scientists and engineers.

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology

Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education, and community outreach," the Trump Administration said in its statement. "The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating departments and agencies.

More details in The Picower Institute article (click) and The White House announcement (click)!

Chung lab won “Show Us Your Brain Contest!” 2019

Congratulations on winning the video portion of the first inaugural Show Us Your BRAINS Photo and Video Contest!

The contest results can be accessed [here]. The winning video, titled “High-Resolution MORF3-labeled Hippocampal Neurons” can be accessed [here], and “Neural circuit in the storm” video placed on the 3rd place, also from Chung lab, can be accessed [here]. Chung lab also participated in photo portion, and “Neural circuit in the storm” image took the third place.

Congratulation again!