About the Medals
The National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation represent the highest honors for achievement in science & technology bestowed by the President of the United States. Today more than 600 discoverers and innovators have been honored with a National Medal-America's Nobel.
These men and women of the 20th and now 21st Century embody passion, brilliance, creativity, risk, and determination. Their achievements have inspired new knowledge, shaped cultural revolutions, and driven world economies.