The Foundation seeks to enhance the prominence of the National Medals of Science and of Technology and the laureates. At the same time, it strives to increase public awareness that economic strength, competitiveness, and high standard of living depend on our nation's ability to lead the world in scientific discovery and technological development. The Foundation endeavors to inspire the leaders of tomorrow to pursue excellence in science and engineering by promoting the National Medal laureates as role models for future generations.
To achieve its mission, the Foundation pursues the following objectives:
Support the Department of Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as other key Administration and Congressional entities in enhancing the stature of the National Medals of Science and of Technology.
Promote national attention and awareness of the scientists, engineers, technologists, and business leaders who receive the medals.
Link, in the minds of Americans, excellence in science, engineering and technology with prosperity, job creation and a higher standard of living.
Inspire the nation's youth by developing programs and exhibits that focus on the joys of learning, the achievements of science and technology, and the success stories of the laureates.
Coordinate and organize the events that support the awarding of these two medals by the President of the United States, to achieve maximum recognition for the medals and the laureates.