Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
New Jersey’s Top Inventors and Innovators
The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) is pleased to honor the 2012 award winners at the NJIHoF Annual Awards Banquet with the assistance of its co-sponsors, Stevens Institute of Technology and Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The ceremony will take place on October 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ.
The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, established in 1987, promotes and fosters creativity, invention and innovation, which contributes to economic growth and improvement of the quality of life in New Jersey and around the globe. The organization, unique to the State of New Jersey, honors inventors, innovators, and others who have created and developed their inventions in the State of New Jersey, “The Invention State”.
Three Nobel Laureates are included among the NJIHoF’s 2012 inductees. They are:
- Dr. Steven Chu - 1997 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics for the development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. Dr. Chu is the 2012 recipient of the NJIHoF Trustees Award.
- Dr. Clinton Davisson - 1973 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics for the Discovery of Electron Diffraction, inducted posthumously.
- Dr. Irving Langmuir - 1932 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry for Scientific Discoveries in Surface Chemistry, inducted posthumously.
This year, the NJIHoF will present a total of 25 awards to individuals, research teams and corporations. Of special note this year is an award to Ridgewood High School chemistry teacher Hsuan Lillian Labowsky for her work with students at the school. "Her passion for science is inspiring." said Les Avery, President of the NJIHoF, "With teachers like her, NJ is assured of continuing its reputation as the Invention State."
“Innovation has always been the driving force of the American economy, and honoring these great inventors is one way to help stimulate creative leadership in New Jersey, a state with a great history of scientific and technological discoveries,” said Ralph Selitto, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey intellectual property office in Florham Park, NJ.
For more information about the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, visit http://www.njinvent.org. For additional information about co-sponsor Stevens Institute of Technology visit http://www.stevens.edu and co-sponsor Greenberg Traurig, LLP visit http://www.gtlaw.com.
Contact NJIHoF President:--2012--Leslie Avery – leslie(dot)avery(at)sri.com.