Marconi Society Seeks Outstanding Young Researchers for Prestigious Award

Young Scholar Award nominations now open for researchers in the Internet and communications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Do you know an outstanding young researcher in networking and communications? Each year the Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, searches the world for a diverse group of visionary young people whose work already is having a significant impact on improving existing communications technologies and developing new ones. In honor of Guglielmo Marconi, who was just 27 when he invented radio, nominees for this year’s Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards must be must have been born in 1989 or later.

“Probably the most important thing we can do is to bring new technology to bear and have the people who are using it be the same people who are developing it”

Marconi Fellow and Chairman Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the “fathers of the Internet,” says, “We’re committed as an organization to the Young Scholar program, since that’s where all the new developments come from. In fact, this program often accelerates people in their careers and helps them create a lifelong, synergistic network of fellow scientists.”

Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars enjoy a unique level of access to and mentoring from leading luminaries in the Internet and communications, including Dr. Cerf, Marty Cooper, John Cioffi and others. The Young Scholar cohort is a powerful group in its own right, including entrepreneurs, researchers at top universities and technical staff at the world’s leading research institutions.

The Young Scholars are committed to social impact. They have created the Celestini Project, which provides support and mentoring to students in technical fields in developing countries who create new applications of technology built to benefit their communities. “Probably the most important thing we can do is to bring new technology to bear and have the people who are using it be the same people who are developing it,” Dr. Cerf says. “The whole idea is to create a sustainable wave of technology and evolution.”

The Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards have been presented annually since 2009. In addition to outstanding networking opportunities and gaining a global platform to showcase their work, Young Scholars receive a cash prize of $4000 plus $1000 expenses to attend the Society’s annual awards gala. Young Scholars also remain active in the organization, participating in symposia, forums and providing mentoring and outreach to students in developing nations through the Celestini Project.

The 2017 Marconi Paul Baran Young Scholar awards will be presented on October 3 in New Jersey. For more information, download the Young Scholars flyer and to nominate a candidate, go to

The nominations deadline is June, 30, 2017.

About the Marconi Society

Established in 1974 by the daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Laureate who invented radio, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of key technology and policy issues in telecommunications and the Internet, and recognizes significant individual achievements through the Marconi Prize and Young Scholar Awards. More information may be found at www.marconisociety.orgSubscribe. Follow: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook


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The Marconi Society is seeking nominations of the leading young researchers in the fields of telecommunications and the Internet for their Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.

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