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May 26, 2016

Video: 2016 National Science Board Public Service Award Recipient

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Sea Education Association President, Peg Brandon

To help spread the word about Sea Educations Association's National Science Board 2016 Public Service Award, presented in Washington on May 5th, the National Science Foundation produced this stunning video.

This annual award honors organizations that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering. It was presented at the National Science Foundation / NSB Annual Awards ceremony in Washington, DC on May 5.

The NSB is the policy making body for the National Science Foundation and advises the President and Congress on science and engineering policy issues. The NSB cited SEA’s role as establishing the leading off-campus environmental studies program focused on the ocean. Since 1971, more than 8,000 undergraduates have attended SEA Semester® programs to explore global issues such as climate change, sustainability, biodiversity and human impacts on the environment. SEA has also educated more than 2,000 individuals through its high school, educator, and collaborative programs.

Here are President Barack Obama’s remarks on the occasion (these were read by John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy).

“I send greetings to all those attending the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Science Board (NSB) Annual Awards Ceremony.

The future we envision for ourselves and our children is constantly evolving – not only because of the ever-changing world we live in, but also because of the spirit of innovation and restless curiosity that has always driven our Nation forward.  In times of calm and unrest alike, America’s scientists and engineers have answered the call to solve some of our world’s toughest challenges.  Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and making technological advancements has emboldened our country’s legacy of progress, and their contributions have helped shape a brighter world for all people.

By fostering an appreciation for the sciences among a rising generation of doers and change-Makers, this year’s NSF and NSB award recipients – and all who contribute to this important work – have been instrumental in inspiring our children and grandchildren to dream, discover, and explore.

As you recognize this year’s honorees, I wish you the best for a memorable event."    

- President Barack Obama

Video courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

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