TECH: Tech Awards Honor Global Innovators

TECH: Tech Awards Honor Global Innovators

Science and Technology Innovators From Around the Globe Recognized for Their Groundbreaking Work
Live Webcast to Announce The Tech Awards Laureates 2010

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – September 20, 2010) – Via live webcast, The Tech Museum will introduce 15 technology innovators who have developed or applied technology toward the common goal of improving our world and its people. The webcast will include a brief overview of each laureate project, details on The Tech Awards, an appearance from a former laureate and an opportunity for a virtual Q&A.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PDT)
WHERE: Live Webcast — http://www-waa-akam.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/?event_id=78a4893aac2d554ad74281ef1633e7cf&portal_
id=fc9982d27a02c2490a53aed0ac754b6f
LAUREATES: For more information on The Tech Awards, The Tech Awards Laureates and their projects, go to http://www.techawards.org/.

The Tech Museum established The Tech Awards in 2000 in partnership with presenting sponsor Applied Materials to celebrate technology and innovation benefiting humanity. Since then, the program has recognized 230 laureates whose creative applications of technology tackle crucial issues in five areas: environment, economic development, education, equality and health. A major corporation or foundation sponsors each category: Environment (Intel); Economic Development (BD Biosciences); Education (Microsoft); Equality (The Swanson Foundation), and Health (Nokia).

The laureates will be honored at The Tech Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on November 6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and will be joined by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, this year’s James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award recipient.

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum — located in the Capital of Silicon Valley — is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.

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