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President Obama to Give Medal to U Chemist

National Medal of Science to University of Utah chemist Peter Stang.

Oct. 20, 2011 – President Barack Obama will present a National Medal of Science to University of Utah chemist Peter Stang during a White House ceremony at noon MDT Friday that will be aired via webcast and available to local TV stations via a live satellite feed.

Stang will be honored along with six other winners of the National Medal of Science and five winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The White House says these are “the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.”

During the ceremony, the president also will announce additional steps to speed the process of moving new ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, according to the White House Press Office.

A live webcast of the ceremony will be on the White House website at:

For background about Stang and his medal, see:

A list of winners, including Stang, is at:

The ceremony begins at noon MDT (2 p.m. EDT) in the East Room of the White House. The satellite feed will be a two-camera switched feed live from the East Room.

Satellite Coordinates:

Test: 11:45 a.m. to noon MT
Scheduled time: Noon to 12:30 p.m. MDT. Extra time has been arranged should the ceremony run long or in the event the president is delayed.

C-Band digital 9 mhz:
Galaxy 19/C7 Slot B
Uplink Frequency:  6060.5 H
Downlink Frequency:  3835.5 V
Symbol Rate:  6.1113
FEC:  ¾

Ku-Band digital 9 mhz:
Galaxy 3C/K6 Slot B
Uplink Frequency:  14110 V
Downlink Frequency:  11810 H