NSTI Nanotechnology Excellence Awards
NSTI — Museum of Science — Banquet and Fund Raiser
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
Hynes Convention Center
Inaugural Event to Honor Top Nanotechnology Achievements and Deliver all
Proceeds to the Museum of Science for the Nanoscale Informal Science
About the Event
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) will launch its first
ever national awards banquet with the proceeds of the event benefiting
Bostonís Museum of Science. NSTI and the Museum of Science will co-host
the banquet at the Nanotech 2006 Conference and Trade Show on the
evening of Tuesday, May 9th.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Museum of Science
for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network), a
collaboration of multiple science museums and research institutions to
develop and distribute innovative programs to engage Americans in
nanoscale science and engineering education, research, and technology.
Bostonís Museum of Science leads an educational initiative focused on
nanotechnology that develops innovative approaches to engaging the
public in nanoscale science and engineering education, research, and
technology. The five-year program is funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) and is the most aggressive nanotechnology program of
As part of the fund raising event, the NSTI will present its
Nanotechnology Excellence Awards designed to recognize outstanding
technology achievements in both the scientific and entrepreneurial
realms. The event will also feature guest speaker, Larry Bell, senior
vice president for research, development and production at the Museum of
Science. Bell will discuss the NISE Networkís nanotechnology education
initiatives, which include creating programs and exhibits to keep the
public informed of important scientific and technological developments.
Bell will also highlight the Museumís significant educational outreach
partnerships with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC)
led by Harvard University and Northeastern University.
|7:00 - 7:30 pm
- Museum of Science Lighting Show
|7:30 - 8:30 pm
- Presentation and Fund Raiser
Larry Bell, VP for Research, Development and Production
Museum of Science
- NSTI Nanotech Excellence Awards Presentations
Steve Marsh, Patent Attorney
Dorsey & Whitney LLP (speaker biography)
Matthew Laudon, Executive Director
Nano Science and Technology Institute
How to Participate
- Tickets for the event are $100.
- Register for the
conference, and select this event as an option.
About the NSTI Nanotech Excellence Awards
The Nanotech Excellence Awards program was created to recognize
outstanding participants in the nanotechnology industry for both
scientific and entrepreneurial excellence. Winners of this award will
be determined through an expertise peer review process consisting of
academia, government, corporate and investment experts in
The Nanotechnology Awards program consists of two tracks, the first for
research papers and the second for IP and early stage companies. For
each track awards will be presented for achievements in four distinct
categories including electronics and microsystems, life science and
medicine, materials and technology, and consumer and energy.
About the Museum of Science
The mission of the Museum of Science, Boston is to stimulate interest in
and further understanding of science and technology and their importance
for individuals and for society.
To accomplish this educational mission, the staff, volunteers, overseers
and trustees of the Museum are dedicated to attracting the broadest
possible spectrum of participants, and involving them in activities,
exhibits and programs which will:
- encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration,
- inform and educate,
- enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning,
- respect individual interests, backgrounds and abilities, and
- promote life-long learning and informed and active citizenship.
All this is offered in the spirit that learning is exciting and fun at
the Museum of Science.