I am very pleased to welcome you to the Fulbright Symposium 2002, Science Education in Partnership, held in conjunction with the Bioastronomy Symposium. I know you will all want to join me in offering our thanks for the beautiful Aboriginal welcoming ceremony. It was particularly meaningful for me. My first trip to this country was in 1966 when I was engaged in medical fieldwork in Western Australia that included members of the Aboriginal community. The ceremony connects this meeting with the earliest human history of this fascinating continent.