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Middle School Student Develops Novel Solar Panel System; Wins $25,000 Top Award in the National Broadcom MASTERS Competition

Broadcom MASTERS Awards $100,000 in Prizes Inspiring and Rewarding the Nation's Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers and Innovators Read the article on prnewswire.com… WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Broadcom Foundation…
Sir Charles Kuen Kao

Sir Charles Kuen Kao: In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Prof Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Nobel Prize laureate 2009 and Marconi Fellow 1985. Charles passed away on the morning of Sunday 23rd September. He had suffered from debilitating Alzheimer’s…

Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest on How to Hack an Election—and What States Should Do to Prevent Fake Votes

Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities. by Charlotte Jee, TechnologyReview.com Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election thanks to the votes of just 107,000 people in three states. The…

Geek of the Week: Marconi Society Young Scholar Rajalakshmi Nandakumar’s wireless tech research could help us sleep easy

By Kurt Schlosser from GeekWire Rajalakshmi Nandakumar awoke to some good news this week. Not only is the PhD candidate at University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering our latest Geek of the Week,…
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Marconi Society Names Four 2018 Paul Baran Young Scholars

Innovative researchers are honored for game-changing work advancing wireless and optical networking and disruptive healthcare applications MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 11, 2018 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements…

Marconi Society Blog

Marconi Women in STEM

The Pink Wave in STEM – Starting in Middle School

Maya Ajmera, Henry Samueli, Jacqueline Prawira, Paula Golden Photo courtesy of Linda Doane/Society for Science & the Public When Henry Samueli was awarded the Marconi Prize 2012 for his pioneering advances that led to the explosive…

A Conceptual Basis for Managing Information on the Internet

In April, 2018, Marconi Fellow and Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI),  Robert Kahn, delivered a speech at Purdue University focused on Digital Object Architecture. This blog post…
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Sparking Young Minds to Solve Air Pollution and Traffic Fatality Problems

By Aakanksha Chowdhery The Celestini Program’s objective is to grow the next generation of networking and communications innovators in developing countries by empowering undergraduate students to create social and economic transformation…
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2018 Marconi Society Symposium: Restoring Trust on the Internet

By Vint Cerf Earlier this month, we brought the Marconi Society back to its roots in Bologna, Italy, to honor our 2018 Marconi Fellow, Tom Leighton – as well as our Young Scholars - and to host our 2018 Symposium focused on security, privacy…
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A Tribute to My Mother, Gioia Marconi Braga: Founder of the Marconi Society

By Michael Braga When I was young, our family would spend summers on Fishers Island – an elite enclave in the cold dark waters off Connecticut. I can remember my mother – Gioia Marconi Braga -- striding onto the beach, stuffing her coiffed…

Marconi Society Events

2018 Marconi Young Scholar Symposium – Oct. 1, 2018, University of Bologna

The Future of Communications: Bringing Down Silos to Connect the Next Billion Presented by Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars and University of Bologna UNIBO Accademia Della Scienze, Sala Ulisse Agenda 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch…

2018 Marconi Fellow Tom Leighton to be Honored in Bologna

October 2, 2018 – Bologna, Italy The 2018 Marconi Awards Dinner (Palazzo Re Enzo; by invitation only) will take place October 2nd. The event honors Professor F. Thomson Leighton, cofounder of Akamai Technologies, for his contributions to…

2018 Marconi Symposium, “Restoring Trust on the Internet”

October 2, 2018, 9 a.m. Honoring the 2018 Marconi Fellow, Akamai cofounder F. Thomson Leighton, the program explores how technology and regulation are addressing problems that have led to rising threats and diminishing trust on the Internet. …
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Marconi Fellows Andrew Viterbi and Jacob Ziv to Join Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi at The Technion

Tuesday, April 24, Technion, Haifa, Israel Join Marconi Fellows Andrew Viterbi and Jacob Ziv, along with 2009 Young Scholar Eitan Yaakobi, for a special session at the Technion to discuss the future of communications. For an invitation,…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest to be Inducted Into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 3, 2018, National Museum Building, Washington, DC Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest will join other Marconi Fellows, including Martin E. Hellman, Irwin Jacobs, Robert Metcalfe, Andrew Viterbi and others as…

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