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NASA scientist at Va facility honored by Obama

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 3:50am  ET

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- A scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center is being honored by President Obama for his work.

Officials say Patrick Taylor has been named one of 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

It is the highest honor bestowed by the federal government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

The 31-year-old Taylor is part of a team that studies clouds and radiation. He says he helps bridge the gap between data and computer models to figure out how Earth's climate really works

Taylor will receive his award along with other recipients in a Washington ceremony next year.

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