Please send in your nominations to the Foresight Institute to arrive by September 22th. 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:
2000 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
The winner will be selected by October 6, to allow time to make arrangements
to attend the 2000 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 was established in 1997 and 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