GeoFORCE Honored with Presidential Award at NSF Event
June 19, 2015
The GeoFORCE program was officially recognized for winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring at an awards dinner hosted by the National Science Foundation on June 17.
The award is presented by the White House to individuals and organizations that mentor academic and personal development of students studying science and engineering — particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in these fields.
GeoFORCE Director Samuel Moore and former Director Doug Ratcliff jointly accepted the award.
In addition to the dinner, the winners of the presidential award met with President Obama in the Oval Office.
GeoFORCE was the only organization to be recognized with an award. The 14 other recipients were individuals.
“These educators are helping to cultivate America’s future scientists, engineers and mathematicians,” President Obama said in a press release honoring all of this year’s recipients. “They open new worlds to their students and give them the encouragement they need to learn, discover and innovate. That’s transforming those students’ futures, and our nation’s future, too.”
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