A Purdue University research professor emerita will receive the highest honor from the president of the United States for technological achievement this afternoon. During a ceremony at the White House, Nancy Ho will be given a National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Her work focuses on yeast-based technology to create ethanol and increase its production scale. Ho is founder and president of Purdue Research Park-based Green Tech America Inc., which the university says produces and markets the yeast and provides other services for cellulosic ethanol production.
Ho is the only recipient not located on the East or West Coast.
Thursday’s ceremony was rescheduled from the winter due to bad weather. You can read more about Ho’s research and accomplishments by clicking here.