In the presence of His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, five distinguished young scientists have been awarded with the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Prizes for the year 2019. The awards ceremony took place in Zappeion Hall and was widely attended by government officials, members of the academia, philanthropy stakeholders and members of the business community.
The distinguished young scientists awarded with the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Prizes are the following: (a) Mr. Konstantinos Daskalakis, Professor at the MIT, for his work in the field of Applied Sciences (b) Mr. Loukas Karabarbounis, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, for his work in the field of Social – Economic Sciences (c) Mr. Stelios Michalopoulos, Associate Professor at Brown University, for his work in the field of Social – Economic Sciences (d) Mr. Yannis Mpourmpakis, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, for his work in the field of Science (Chemistry) and (e) Mr. Panagiotis Roussos, Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, for his work in the field of Life Sciences.
On the occasion of the awards, Mr. Dimitris Vlastos, President of the Board at Bodossaki Foundation, says: “Greece has a historic obligation to pursue excellence in its schools, universities and research centres. We all need to understand that excellence improves our society as a whole. It is not those who excel who benefit the most, but all the others. Those who excel lead everyone else to a new world”.