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Carol McDonald Connor Receives 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Carol McDonald Connor, a faculty member of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), a Just Read, Florida! partner at Florida State University (FSU), has recently received a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers.

Connor received her award during a ceremony presided over by John H. Marburger III, science advisor to President Bush and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Connor is an assistant professor at FSU and has received Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grants through the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). She is one of the faculty providing training to graduate students in Florida State's IES predoctoral research training program.

The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers were established in 1996 to recognize the country's most promising researchers. This year there were 56 PECASE recipients.

For more information about the Presidential Early Career Award: