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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-16 - March 14, 2003

Symposium Features Nation's Top Math, Science, Engineering Mentors

A one-day symposium on national mentoring strategies will be hosted March 17 at the St. Regis hotel and will feature the nation's top mathematics, science and engineering mentors. The symposium, which is part of the Presidential Awards for Excellences in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring and is hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will focus best practices to include underrepresented minority populaces and women in mathematics, science and engineering opportunities.



Dr. Kathie L. Olsen, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Dr. Judith A. Ramaley, Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

Recipients of the 2002 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.


Symposium on strategies for encouraging the development of minority and disabled persons and women as scientists, engineers and mathematicians.


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
March 17, 2003


St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.


Confirm attendance by sending an e-mail to by 8 a.m. March 17. Ensure your e-mail includes your full name, media organization, e-mail address and telephone number. This information is needed to ensure journalists can be contacted for schedule or location changes.


Presidential mentoring award recipients will be available for interview during the symposium hours only.

For more information contact:

Media contact:

 Manny Van Pelt

 (703) 292-8070



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