"My personal goal is to see that the person develops him or herself to the maximum capacity because I think the world is a better place once you see these things happening," he said.Î¾
Since his arrival in the U.S., Ordonez has help dozens of young scientists begin their lifework. His efforts have earned him the American Physical Society's 2009 John Wheatley Award, which recognizes physicists who have contributed to the development of science in Third-World countries.
"As long as the person becomes sophisticated in science and educated, they can become almost anything they want," he said.
Carlos Ordonez is part of what's happening at the University of Houston.Î¾ I'm Marisa Ramirez.
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