The Power of a Dream

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Photo credit: Patricia McDougall

On June 6, I
was honored to be the recipient of the President’s Award at the 16th Annual
Power of a Dream Gala hosted by the U.S. Dream Academy. This magnificent organization, founded by gospel singer
Wintley Phipps, is changing the lives of kids in high-risk communities across
the nation through their after-school and mentoring program in seven cities nationwide.

NSF is
committed to advancing STEM education and broadening participation in
science and engineering fields. Seeking and
promoting talent that reflects our diverse nation and represents people from
all backgrounds, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups will prepare the
nation for the challenges of tomorrow and sustain U.S. global leadership in the
world.