Adam Eisele (BS Biosystems Egr ’03),a scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), received a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The purpose of the award is to encourage the development of science leaders and highlight the importance of science and technology.
Eisele developed and used automated air sampling instrumentation in a project that was the first to identify and characterize local sources of air pollution in high-altitude areas (5,000 to 10,000 feet above mean sea level). His research is being used to identify community health risks due to air pollution, and to develop a mobile measurement approach that allows for remote emission assessment of oil and gas production sources.
Eisele has also demonstrated a strong commitment to community service through his leadership in various mentoring, teaching, and community outreach activities.
President Obama named 96 researchers across the federal government as PECASE recipients. The PECASE awards embody the Obama Administration's commitment to producing outstanding scientists and engineers by granting recipients a five-year research grant to further their study in support of critical government missions.