Dolores Hill, co-lead of the OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! program with Carl Hergenrother, was recognized as one of 12 White House Champions of Change for citizen science on June 25, 2013. The White House Champions of Change program recognizes efforts that are changing their communities. This citizen science event honors people and organizations which have demonstrated exemplary leadership in engaging the broader, non-expert community in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research.
Ms. Hill was honored at a ceremony at the White House attended by representatives of the Administration and honorees’ families, friends and colleagues. “It is such an honor to be selected and go to the White House for the ceremony. I am especially thrilled that Target Asteroids! combines my lifelong interests in amateur astronomy and meteorites, and brings me in touch with longtime amateur astronomer friends and former colleagues.”