Pakistan and Tunisia are among the countries Professor Bernard Amadei expects to visit in 2013 as one of three U.S. Science Envoys appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Amadei holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder and is the founder of Engineers Without Borders-USA. He joins professors Susan Hockfield of MIT and Barbara Schaal of Washington University in St. Louis, to make up the third cohort of Science Envoys since the program’s inception in 2009.
The scientists will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign counterparts and discuss potential areas of collaboration that will help address global challenges and realize shared goals, according to the State Department announcement.
The Science Envoys travel in their capacity as private citizens and advise the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. scientific community about the insights they gain from their travels and interactions.
Amadei said he hopes to help “create a new mindset of collaboration” through a blend of diplomacy, science and engineering. >>Listen to Colorado Public Radio interview by Ryan Warner