The Paul Baran Young Scholar Award recognizes a diverse group of outstanding young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential to bring about digital inclusivity. Academic faculty, business leaders and mentors nominate Young Scholars each year.
The Young Scholars are a community of scientists dedicated to improving the world by advancing the frontiers of telecommunications and networking to include all people.
We honor their creative work in the spirit of the boldness and vision exemplified by Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. In addition to a cash award and travel expenses to be honored at the Marconi Society annual symposium, Young Scholars are an active part of a prestigious community and enjoy these unique benefits:
- Inspirational networking with industry luminaries and a fast-rising cohort.
- Social impact through the Young Scholar’s Celestini Project designed to help students in developing countries use technology to solve local issues.
- International recognition with immediate global credibility being given to their work.
- Leadership opportunities through actively engaging with the Young Scholar cohort.