The countless hours you've put in: experiments run, data processed, test subjects scraped off walls... they've all led to this day. It wasn't until after you found out just how toxic the moon rock was that you won this award. Thankfully, you're dying slowly so you can bask in your accomplishments (and radiation) a bit longer. Tonight is a night for reveling in brilliance, in science, in just how talented you are. Tonight is your big night and you're going to look mega snazzy.
The decades you spent hidden away underground, being mocked by competitors and fellow scientists alike was all worth it just for tonight. You're being given some kind of award, but more importantly everyone will be there to applaud you and cheer you on. So, put on those Aperture Cuff Links, grab your ASHPD, and prepare the water balloons because those Black Mesa guys are in for a treat.