MIDLAND, Mich. — Jacqueline K. Barton, a member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, received a National Medal of Science from President Obama for her research and discoveries of DNA properties, according to a press release.
Barton, chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and professor at the California Institute of Technology, was among seven recipients of the National Medal of Science, one of the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists, engineers and inventors.
“I congratulate Dr. Barton on this remarkable accomplishment,” Liveris said. “At a time when the U.S. works to maintain and grow its role as the world’s innovation engine, passionate leaders like Dr. Barton inspire necessary achievement through science. I am honored to have Dr. Barton as a member of the Dow Board of Directors and look forward to her continued contributions to our company and to the field of science.”Barton will receive her award at a White House ceremony later this year.