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April 11, 2006: Foresight Nanotech Institute Seeks Nominees for Nanotechnology Awards

Researchers, Students and Journalists to be Honored

Palo Alto, CA -- April 11, 2005 -- Foresight Nanotech Institute, the leading think tank and public interest organization focused on nanotechnology, is accepting nominations for its premier nanotechnology prizes. Foresight’s awards and prizes recognize students, researchers and journalists who work to accelerate the development and positive uses of advanced nanotechnology.

The deadline for prize submissions is June 30, 2006. Winners will be announced at nanoTX ’06, an exhibition and conference to be held in Dallas, Texas, on September 27-28, 2006. Foresight will award four prizes in 2006: two Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes, the Foresight Institute Prize in Communication, and the Foresight Institute Distinguished Award.

“Our mission is to ensure the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology. We focus on nanotechnology that is good for people and good for the planet. Our prizes are given to those individuals whose recent efforts place us closer to that goal.” said Christine Peterson, Co-Founder and Vice President of Public Policy at Foresight Nanotech Institute. “We are pleased to announce our prize winners at nanoTX ‘06 this year and anticipate that this year’s nominations will continue to illustrate rapid progress toward advanced nanotechnology and productive nanosystems.”

The Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes, named in honor of pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experiment and the other for theory in nanotechnology. Established in 1993, these prizes are given to researchers whose recent work has most advanced the achievement of Feynman’s goal for nanotechnology: the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems.

The Foresight Institute Prize in Communication recognizes outstanding journalistic or other communication endeavors that lead to a better understanding of molecular nanotechnology and its high social and environmental impact. This prize was created to encourage responsible coverage of molecular nanotechnology as a means for engaging the public in dialogue leading to improved public policy on this important issue. This prize was established in 2000 and is generously underwritten by the law firm Millstein & Taylor, PC.

The Foresight Distinguished Student Award was established in 1997 and is given to a college undergraduate or graduate student whose work is notable in the field of nanotechnology. This award highlights the winning student’s research and underwrites the student’s travel to the award conference. This prize is generously supported by Dr. James Ellenbogen, Ravi Pandya, and James Von Ehr, III.

To be considered for a prize please apply online:

About Foresight Nanotech Institute

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

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