Entries by Paula Reinman


20/20 Vision for a Successful 2020

Warm greetings for a very happy new year! By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk I am Samantha Schartman and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Marconi Society’s new Executive Director. I cannot think of a better time to lead the Marconi Society as we start a new year, a new decade and a new mission. The […]


Marconi Fellow, Len Kleinrock, Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Four professors from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization announced its 2019 class of 168 fellows today. According to the academy, the honor recognizes inventors at academic institutions who have “demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have […]

Nominations for the 45th Marconi Prize Are Open

By John Cioffi What do legendary innovators like Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Vint Cerf, Paul Baran and Sir Arthur C. Clark have in common? Not only have they changed the lives of billions of people – they have been recognized with the Marconi Prize for doing so. In 2020, we will award the 45thannual Marconi Prize. […]

Sidor Clare, Age 14, Wins the Marconi / Samueli Award for Innovation

Link to original article. Girls Shine in Broadcom MASTERS, Winning Top Five Awards WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public today announced that Alaina Gassler, 14, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, won the coveted $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier science and engineering competition […]


Digital Inclusivity: Our New Strategic Direction

  By Vint Cerf I am proud to share some important news about the Marconi Society and to tell you about our expanded mission: To celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally inclusive world. I’ll start with a bit of history to give you the context for our new […]

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Marconi Society’s Celestini Program Recognizes Indian Students Tackling Women’s Safety & Air Pollution

Bangalore, Karnataka, New Delhi, Delhi, India  The Marconi Society, dedicated to celebrating, inspiring and connecting the innovators building tomorrow’s digitally inclusive world, has awarded top prizes to students in India who crafted innovative solutions that address the growing challenges of women’s safety and air pollution. A team from Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Delhi, has […]

Remembering Jim Spilker

We mourn the loss of Professor James Spilker, Jr, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) pioneer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and friend.  Jim’s work touches billions and provides one of the key underpinnings to daily life. He passed away on September 24, 2019 at age 86. “Jim’s contributions to human well-being and to fundamental science have positively impacted people around […]

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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business to interpersonal relationships. By the same token, we also didn’t envision that people would […]