1999 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award
for the college undergraduate or graduate student
whose work in nanotechnology is deemed most notable
Nominations are due by September 8, 1999
1999 Winner Announced
The Foresight Distinguished Student Award was won by Anita Goel, an MD/PhD candidate at the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and also a PhD candidate at Harvard's Physics Department. Ms. Goel was selected for her work on using optical and magnetic "tweezers" to probe the real-time single molecule dynamics of motor enzymes "dancing on DNA."
Accepting Nominations for the 1999 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award
Please send in your nominations to the Foresight Institute to arrive by September 8th. Nominations should include name, educational institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee, as well as a paper, electronic, or web document URL describing the work for which the student is being nominated. If you are nominating someone else, please include your own contact information as well. Nominations should be sent to:
1999 Distinguished Student Award
PO Box 61058
Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
Email is strongly preferred for all entries. Any enclosures should be in the form of ASCII text, a Microsoft Word document, PDF, or simply a URL to a Web page.
The winner will be selected by September 23, to allow time to make arrangements to attend the 1999 Conference.
The award, provided this year through the generosity of entrepreneur Jim Von Ehr of Zyvex LLC., and Ravi Pandya of IECommerce Inc., is intended primarily to enable the winning student to attend Foresight Institute's Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, which is held annually to bring together leaders in nanotechnology research.
The Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award institutionalizes the first grant made in 1996 by Foresight to John M. Michelsen, a University of California at Irvine chemistry student. Michelsen's work, "Atomically Precise, 3D Organic Nanofabrication: Reactive Lattice Subunit Design for Inverse AFM/STM Positioning," is described on the World Wide Web at http://www.zyvex.com/Papers/JohnM/Page1.html.
Nanotechnology is an emerging technology based on the ability to assemble individual molecules and atoms into precise structures. Its realization will allow the construction of supercomputers the size of a sugar cube, pollution-free manufacturing, super-strength materials, and molecular-scale robots capable of repairing damage in individual human cells. More than one billion such nanorobots could fit inside a single drop of blood.
Foresight Institute is a not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition. Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.