NEWARK , August 18, 1999 - From the electric light bulb to the electric guitar, New Jersey inventors have changed the world. Their work continues today in state-of-the-art corporate laboratories or at basement workbenches and kitchen tables. The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame is seeking nominations of successful New Jersey inventors for its February, 2000 awards program.
Nominations must be submitted by October 1, 1999. Hall of Fame awards are granted to inventors who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of knowledge and human welfare; Inventor of the Year awards are judged on the basis of one or more inventions covered by current U.S. patents.
Nominees must have lived and/or worked on their inventions in New Jersey, and posthumous nominations for the Hall of Fame award are accepted. Up to six awards may be made each year in each category.
An independent panel of inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs will evaluate the nominations, which must be submitted in writing, using the official nomination form. Nomination forms for the 2000 awards can be obtained by writing the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102, or on the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame website: www.njinvent.njit.edu
Established in 1987 at NJIT, the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame recognizes the state's inventing heritage and provides permanent tribute to the individuals and corporations who have worked to advance technology. Notable members include Albert Einstein and Thomas Alva Edison.
NJIT is a public research university enrolling nearly 8,200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in 76 degree programs .Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine has ranked NJIT the "most wired" public university in America for two consecutive years.