EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above is from a previous story where researchers at the University of Idaho explained how they are using CT scans to research mammoth bones in March, 2019.

MOSCOW, Idaho-- President Donald Trump honored a University of Idaho professor with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers this month.

Tara Hudiburg, an associate professor for UI’s College of Natural Resources, was the only professor and the only woman in Idaho to receive the award. The PECASE Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to “outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology,” according to whitehouse.gov.

The White House announced the list of recipients on July 2. 

The award acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the STEM fields, demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education and community outreach. 

Hudiburg received her Ph.D. in Forest Science from Oregon State University in 2012. She currently works  as an assistant professor in UI’s Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences. 

UI tweeted that Hudiburg was nominated by the National Science Foundation.

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