Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, along with the Stevens Institute of Technology, will once again honor and co-sponsor the 2012 New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) Awards Banquet. The ceremony will take place on October 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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 three Nobel Laureates included in the NJIHoF’s 2012 inductees 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, an intellectual property shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office.
For more information about the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, visit http://www.njinvent.org.