Dr. Joseph Bordogna
Chief Operating Officer
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science,
Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring
Ballroom, Westin Fairfax Hotel
September 7, 2000
Good afternoon and welcome. Let me begin by once again
offering my congratulations to all the awardees. I
know this is an exciting and proud moment for you,
as well as for your families, friends, and colleagues.
It is a great pleasure to be with you for such a wonderful
Today we celebrate the success of ten individuals and
ten institutions for their talents and contributions
in science, mathematics, and engineering mentoring.
We salute your commitment to maximizing the nation's
pool of talented, well-educated, and highly trained
scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
You are testimony to the power of mentors helping to
develop talent among groups traditionally underrepresented
in science, mathematics, and engineering.
You link science and engineering to the broader community.
This special national skill is an imperative if we
are to succeed in handling the increasing complexity
of today's world.
You serve as models for others in our community who
are just beginning to embrace a more expansive role
For this and so many other reasons, your work is society's
work, and the work of the future. For that, we thank
and honor you.
With no further ado, now I'd like to invite Dr. Fortenberry
back to the podium to introduce Dr. Bienenstock from
the White House.