The Fourth Annual Navigator Awards Ceremony Was Held on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2003 Navigator Awardees
Legislative Branch Awardee: The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert - U.S. Congressman, New York
Executive Branch Awardee: Anthony Tether, Ph.D.- Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Private Sector Awardee: John Rennie - Editor in Chief, Scientific American
The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert - U.S. Congressman, New York
Utica native Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-New Hartford), Chairman of the House Science Committee, was first elected to the House of Representatives in November 1982. He is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term representing Central New York.
Boehlert has served on the Committee on Science since 1983, and was elected Chairman in January 2001. The Committee has jurisdiction over all federal nonmilitary scientific and technology research and development programs, on which the federal government spends more than $30 billion a year. As Chairman, he has overseen the doubling of the National Science Foundation budget, and has been a tireless advocate of S&T issues at the intersection of business and government. He will continue this role on the newly formed Select Committee on Homeland Security.
Anthony Tether, Ph.D. - Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Tether was appointed as Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in June 2001. As Director, Dr. Tether is responsible for management of the Agency’s projects for high-payoff, innovative research and development. He has served his country on S&T policy, both in and out of government at the highest levels.
Dr. Tether has served on the Army and Defense Science Boards, and on the Policy Research and Development Committee of the Office of National Drug Control.
John Rennie - Editor in Chief, Scientific American
John Rennie is only the seventh editor in chief in the nearly 155-year history of Scientific American magazine. Since his appointment in late 1994, he has been the creative force behind the modernization and reinvigoration of this great publishing institution.
As Editor in Chief, Rennie has overseen such single-topic issues as Key Technologies for the 21st Century (September 1995) and What You Need to Know About Cancer (September 1996). Both of these issues were nominated for National Magazine Awards in their respective years.