BOSTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology Review, MIT's award-winning magazine of innovation, announced today it would celebrate its 100th year of continuous publication by naming the TR100 and presenting the first "Innovator of the Year" award at a symposium and gala celebration to be held on the MIT campus on November 4, 1999. This award recognizes the young men and women who, in the opinion of the magazine's editors and the TR100 Panel of Judges, have the greatest potential to make innovative contributions in the 21st century. The top 10 nominees will be profiled in depth in the November/December 1999 issue of Technology Review. All 100 finalists will be honored at a day- long symposium to be held on the MIT campus and hosted by noted broadcasters Bill Moyers (PBS) and Lesley Stahl (CBS). "We have chosen to honor potentialas we celebrate our 100th anniversary, "said Technology Review Publisher and CEO R. Bruce Journey." What distinguishes this award is that we're looking ahead into the next century and asking today's leaders to identify leaders of tomorrow." While emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge technology, which is the centerpiece of Technology Review's editorial mission, the primary areas from which the TR100 will be drawn are the most dynamic areas of technology today: biotechnology, information technology, chemistry and materials science, including nanotechnology. Nominees will also be considered from areas such as basic research, transportation, energy generation, construction, business and the arts. "In evaluating the candidates, who must be under age 35 by January 1, 2000," said John Benditt, TR's Editor in Chief, "the emphasis will be placed on innovators to watch, those whose greatest and most exciting efforts lie in front of them." The TR100 brings together some of the biggest names in technology today. Leaders from both established as well as emerging companies, three Nobel Prize winners, prominent venture capitalists, CEOs, university presidents, and prominent MIT faculty comprise the TR100 Panel of Judges. The TR100 Panel of Judges includes Dr. David Baltimore, President, California Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate -- Medicine 1975; John Benditt , Editor in Chief, Technology Review; Alfred Berkeley, President, NASDAQ; Dr. Anita Borg, President, Institute for Women and Technology; Prof. Michael Dertouzos, Director, MIT Lab For Computer Science; John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkkins Caulfield & Byers; Diana Garcia-Pritchard, President, Center for the Advancement of Hispanic Scientists & Engineers; Ellen Knapp, Chief Knowledge Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Dr. Robert Langer, Professor of Chemical and Biomedical, Engineering; Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Vice President Technology, International Data Group; Nicholas Negroponte, Director MIT Media Laboratory; Dr. Arno Penzias, Sr. Technology Advisor, Lucent Technologies, Nobel Laureate, Physics 1978; Kim Polese, President, Marimba, Inc.; Dr. Judith Rodin, President, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, Professor and Head, MIT Biology Department, Nobel Laureate, Medicine 1993; Allan G. Spoon, President, The Washington Post Company; Ray Stata, CEO, Analog Devices; Anthony Sun, General Partner, Venrock Associates; Dr. Charles Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Larry Weber, Chairman/CEO, Weber Public Relations WorldWide; Anne Winblad, Partner/Co-Founder, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners; Dr. Bill Wulf, President, National Academy of Engineering; John Yochelson, President, Council on Competitiveness. Nominations for the TR100 are currently being accepted. Nominations forms are available on the Web at www.techreview.com or by calling Technology Review at (617)253-8250.
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