The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Gilbert F. White
Gustavson Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography
University of Colorado
Institute of Behavioral Science
"For outstanding leadership and scientific contributions to geography and other Earth and environmental sciences, and for helping shape cooperative efforts to assess the Nation's floodplain, water use, and natural disaster policies for more than five decades."
Presented by Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, at a black-tie dinner awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Friday, December 1, 2000.