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Dr. Bordogna's Remarks


Dr. Joseph Bordogna
Deputy Director
Chief Operating Officer
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science,
Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring
Opening Remarks
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 occasion.

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 in society.

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.



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