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Five winners named of 2002 Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity
Friday, Nov. 8, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2002 -- The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity announced five winners in the categories of education, equality, environment, health and economic development.
Each winner picked by a panel of judges assembled by Santa Clara University received a $50,000 cash honorarium to encourage continued innovations and to honor their contributions in applying technology to solve global challenges and improve the lives of people around the world.
In addition to the five SCU faculty chairs, the judges are comprised of another 10 SCU faculty, plus CEOs and senior executives from some of the world's largest multinational corporations and thought leaders from research institutions and the public sector. This summer, these panels again reviewed more than 460 nominations from 59 countries, and carefully selected the 25 Laureates.
In addition, six of these SCU faculty and University President Paul Locatelli, S.J., are members of the Global Leadership Council for The Tech Museum Awards, as is alumnus Michael Hackworth.
The SCU faculty participants are:
Jim Koch, chair of the judging process; Paul Soukop, S.J., communication, chair of judges for The NASDAQ Education Award; Emile McAnany, communication, member of education panel; Allen S. Hammond, law, chair of judges for The Knight Ridder Equality Award; Christine Bachen, communication, and Hans-Peter Dommel, computer engineering, members of the equality panel; Dorothy Glancy, law, chair of judges for The Intel Environment Award; William Eisinger, biology, and Amy Schacher, chemistry, members of the environmental panel; Leilani Miller, biology, chair of The JP Morgan Chase Health Award; Neil Quinn, computer engineering, and Craig Stephens, biology, members of the health panel; Alexander Field, economics, chair of judges for The Accenture Economic Development Award; Michael Kevane, economics, and Andrew Starbird, operations and management information systems, members of the development panel.
For more information about the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, call 408-551-1789, or see www.scu.edu/sts.