Professor Rondinelli was among the emerging leaders in science and engineering who talked about the impact of their work and the importance of federal funding for research during a recent roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. Each of the 11 scientists were recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Hosted by the Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, the discussion took place at the National Press Club. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and Boston University were among the fellow 2016 PECASE winners. (Watch a video of the full roundtable discussion here.)