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UCI receives presidential award for excellence in science mentoring

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Program honored for efforts encouraging minority students to pursue science

"The White House announced Wednesday that UC Irvine's Minority Science Program has won the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

The award honors individuals and institutions that enhance minority participation in science fields and includes a $10,000 grant for continued mentoring projects. UCI was alone among eleven honorees in receiving an institutional award.

During a White House ceremony, program director Luis Mota-Bravo received the award for the university."