Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondant Sheela Sethuraman interviews the winners of The Tech Awards: outstanding individuals recognized for their commitment to developing technology that benefits humanity and initiates global change.
The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials is a signature program of The Tech Museum in association with the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. Every year individuals are selected out of over 1,000 nominations sent from all over the world. Laureates are divided into six categories: Environment, Education, Young Innovator, Health, Economic Development, and Sustainable Energy. There are 2 Laureates selected for each category. At the annual gala, all 12 Laureates are honored and in each category one will be awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $75,000 and one awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000