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RELEASE ON OCTOBER 15, 2000
Contact: Betsy Guthrie, Kilby Staff
Chairman: Victoria Smith Downing
KILBY AWARDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NINE INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES
Dallas, Texas - October 2000 - The Kilby Awards Foundation, whose namesake Jack St. Clair Kilby was named recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics this week, is pleased to announce the nine Kilby International Laureates for the Tenth Anniversary year 2000.
The Kilby Awards Foundation identifies, celebrates and provides heroic role models for future generations who will be the leaders of the 21st Century. Kilby Laureates are recognized for making significant contributions to society through science, technology, innovation, invention and education.
Victoria Downing, Chairman of the Kilby Awards Foundation, says, "The Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Kilby Awards has just become the most exciting in our history with the news that Jack St. Clair Kilby, our namesake, has been named recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics. We are delighted to present nine brilliant new Laureates, who will join the Circle of Laureates, now 50 worldwide. The Kilby Laureates, like Jack Kilby, epitomize the power and impact of the creative spirit."
The Foundation (501c3) collaborates with organizations worldwide in programs, which demonstrate the Kilby Mission to share these noble Kilby Laureates with future generations of leaders and as resources to world leaders on issues that are of importance to humanity.
The year 2000 winners of the Kilby 2000 Awards are:
This year marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Founding of the Kilby Awards.
Friday, November 3 - The Kilby International Symposium, "Embracing the Spirit of Creativity for the Benefit of Humanity," will be held from 9am - 4pm at Perkins Chapel, on the campus of Southern Methodist University. SMU President Gerald Turner will lead the Procession of Laureates and open the day with welcoming remarks. Students from public and private schools in the Region 10 area are honored guests. The Symposium is open to the public, but reservations are required - please call the Symposium Hotline at 972-699-6262.
Saturday, November 4 - The Laureates and Young Innovators will be presented their medals by Jack Kilby at the public Awards Ceremony from 4pm - 5:30pm at the Hall of State, Fair Park.
David Biegler, President and COO of TXU, is the Honorary Chairman of the Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Toasting to be held Saturday evening following the Awards Ceremony - by invitation only. Several of the past Kilby Laureates and distinguished International Council members will attend the festivities and toast the new Laureates and Jack Kilby.
Early Anniversary Patrons and Underwriters include: AT&T, Chase - H&Q, Billingsley Companies, Michael L. Downing, CEO, Musicbank (SFO), Gardere & Wynne, Jenkens & Gilchrist, Jones Day, KPMG, Kevin McGarity, Shinko Electric Japan, Southern Methodist University, Texas Instruments, Tingley Systems (Florida), TXU, UT Southwestern/Southwestern Medical Foundation, and VLSIP, Inc.
The Kilby Awards Foundation was created by a small group of philanthropic, civic and business leaders to honor Jack St. Clair Kilby, the man who, as a young 32 year old engineer, created the monolithic integrated circuit, the "Chip that Changed the World." On October 10, 2000, Jack Kilby received worldwide recognition of his great contribution to society with the announcement of his selection as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with two other scientists.
The Kilby Awards Jury is chaired by Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate. A distinguished committee meets annually with Dr. Deisenhofer to consider candidates submitted by nominators throughout the United States and abroad.
In 1999, The Kilby Awards were selected as one of the 116 "Most Distinguished" Awards by the International Congress of Distinguished Awards, following a five-year study of over 26,400 awards worldwide.
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