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Prize to recognize and encourage government officials who use their public policy and legislative skills to advance beneficial nanotechnology and guide research funding for advanced nanotechnology

Nanotech's top government official to be honored by new Foresight Nanotech Institute Prize

Foresight Nanotech Institute

Menlo Park, CA | July 07, 2005

Foresight Nanotech Institute, the original organization in the nanotechnology field, announced today that it has established a prize for government officials. The goal of this prize is to recognize and encourage government officials who use their public policy and legislative skills to advance beneficial nanotechnology and guide research funding for advanced nanotechnology.

In addition to offering the Foresight Institute Government Prize, Foresight also awards four prizes annually to leaders in research, communication and university-level study in the field of nanotechnology. The submission deadline is July 15, 2005 for the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in Theory and Experimental categories, the Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Prize, the Foresight Institute Government Prize and the Foresight Institute Prize in Communication. These prizes will be awarded at the Feynman Prize banquet on Wednesday night, October 26, 2005, at the Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge conference in San Francisco, California.

"To realize the promise of advanced nanotechnology, the partnership of government and the research community is critical. The Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes recognize the science community. We believe that acknowledging the effort of the other half of this equation is important. It is imperative that government take a leadership role, and the Government Prize is designed to reward such leadership," said Scott Mize, President of Foresight Nanotech Institute. "The Foresight Institute awards are the premier prizes in nanotechnology. In alignment with our mission, they recognize researchers, students, journalists and now governmental officials who work to advance beneficial nanotechnology."

How to submit a nomination:
The official or staff responsible for the effort or any interested individual may submit nominations for the Foresight Institute Government Prize.

For complete instructions and to submit nominations online, click here

Examples of selection criteria include:
The activities show exceptional knowledge and understanding of the technology, issues, and challenges of the field. The nominee has worked to guide legislation or government funding toward advanced nanotechnology research. The nominee has worked on a particular issue that illuminates benefits and risks of advanced nanotechnology and communicates this to his/her constituency. The nominees must have made their contribution in the three calendar years preceding submission.


About the Foresight Nanotech Institute:
Foresight Nanotech Institute is the leading think tank and public interest organization focused on nanotechnology. Founded in 1986, our mission is to ensure the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology. Focusing on the six Foresight Nanotechnology Challenges, Foresight provides balanced, accurate and timely information to help society understand nanotechnology through publications, guidelines, public policy activities, prizes, tutorials, conferences, discussion forums and networking events.

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Media Contacts:
Judy Conner
Foresight Nanotech Institute
650-289-0860 x 255

Jackie Flaten
Antenna Group

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