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As the U.S. Election Nears, A Proposal for Ethical Technology

By Vint Cerf The Marconi Fellows helped to create many of the innovations that enable unprecedented sharing of information, networks to build and mobilize a community, and economic and educational opportunities are tightly entwined with our…
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Digital Literacy is Essential for Democracy

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk If you live in the U.S., like I do, odds are you are either planning your trip to the ballot box, have already participated in early voting or are eagerly awaiting your absentee ballot in the mail. Like many…
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Education in the Age of COVID: Connectivity is Just the Beginning

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk It’s Monday. My alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and I’m dragging myself to the shower by 6. By 6:30 a.m. my husband and I are luring our first grader out of bed with the smell of eggs and toast. A short reprieve…
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The Marconi Society Launches Open Call for Submissions to Digital Inclusion Program to Highlight Critical Barriers Caused by Lack of Internet Connectivity

Up to Ten Winners Will Receive Mobile Hotspot & Unlimited Internet for One Year Cleveland, OH, September 11, 2020—The Marconi Society today announced an open call for video submissions to Voices of Digital Inclusion, a new program…
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The Digital Divide Complicates School Reopening Plans

As we mark the beginning of the school year, Vint Cerf and Martin "Marty" Cooper, two luminaries in Internet and communications technology, weigh in on the challenges facing virtual learning. By Vint Cerf It is nearly the end of summer…
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Progress or Empty Promises? Five Young Technologists Share Their Experience With the Gender Divide in Engineering

The research is clear: diversity in STEM has not improved equally across all fields. While biology and medicine have made strides in reaching gender parity, engineering and computer science programs continue to lag behind, leading to a continued…
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The Imperative to Close the Digital Divide

By Robert Tkach Robert Tkach’s engineering work vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of optical fiber systems which underlie our global communications networks. Tkach has been recognized with the Marconi Prize,…
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Industry Collaboration To Make Internet Services Work for All Consumers

By John Cioffi We Marconi Fellows have developed and fostered important pieces of today's Internet that have been increasingly called upon to help people everywhere continue communicating, while "social distancing" and to help stem…

Five Women Breaking Barriers in Tech

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk When we announced Dr. Andrea Goldsmith as the 2020 Marconi Fellow, she made history. How? Goldsmith is the first woman in Marconi Society history to be honored with the Marconi Prize for both her contributions…
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Ten Engineers Behind The Technologies We Depend On Share Their Views

By Vinton Cerf, Marconi Society Chair, Recipient with Robert E. Kahn of the Marconi Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Japan Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their technical contributions…