Presidential Citizens Medal 2010 – Roberta Diaz Brinton

Presidential Citizens Medal 2010 – Roberta Diaz Brinton


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton:
Today I’m honored to receive
the Presidential Citizens Medal, an award that is amazing
grace, an amazing gift. I direct the Science Technology
and Research Program, the STAR Program, which gives
young people the opportunity to learn science by conducting
scientific research. They join a research team at
the University of Southern California and they
learn to do real science that really matters. And what emerges from that are
individual young people who are empowered to discover. They are empowered to achieve. They are empowered to innovate. Service to one is service to
oneself and that our highest aspirations are actually
met when we serve and give to others. It’s a joy that can’t be
achieved any other way but through giving of our best gifts
so that others may achieve their best gifts.

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