Sunday, November 04, 2007

Presidential honors

So, the reason we went to Washington DC last week is that my husband won a (very major) award for his robotics research, stemming from a grant he received from the National Science Foundation. He was honored alongside other young scholars at the White House, and the meeting included a photo opp with W himself.

Now, neither one of us voted for the guy and we have been less than thrilled with his policies, but the opportunity to meet with a sitting president was an honor nonetheless. (In the White House photo Jim is in the second row from the front, second from the right, wearing the purple tie.) In the photo at left, he's giving a brief talk about his work at the National Science Foundation. Congratulations, dear!


Blogger MUDNYC said...

Congrats to your roomie!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's all very nice, but what was the food like at the White House?

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! How fab!!!!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

I was so pleased to be able to more easily spot Jim in the photo than W! Way to go with the power tie, Jim!

4:41 PM  

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